Jeannie Baliles: Difference between revisions

==Personal life==
Jeannie McPherson Patterson Baliles was born in North Carolina and raised near Baltimore. She took her undergraduate and graduate degrees in history from [[Washington College]] (1962), and taught history until the birth of her first child. Ms. Baliles went on to earn a M.A.T. in history from [[Wesleyan University]]. She was inducted into the Delta Kappa Gamma honor society (education). Baliles is the founder and chairman of the Virginia Literary Foundation and served as the Chairman of the [[Virginia Opera]]. She has served as a trustee on the Virginia Environmental Endowment, the Community Foundation of Central Virginia, and the Jenkins Foundation. She has also served on the board of [[Wolf Trap]], the [[Nature Conservancy]], the Jamestown-Yorktown Trust, [[YMCA]], the [[Historic Richmond Foundation]], and on the Board of Trustee's of [[Virginia Union University]]<ref> Washington College: Jeannie Patterson Baliles</ref> and the Richmond Ballet.<ref>{{cite web|last=Baliles|first=Jeannie|title=Richmond Ballet|url=|accessdate=9/4/11}}</ref> In 2008, Richmond Mayor [[L. Douglas Wilder]] appointed her to a charter-study commission to review the City Charter.<ref>{{cite news|title=Wilder Announces Charter Study Appointees|url=|accessdate=10-25-11|newspaper=Richmond Times Dispatch}}</ref> Ms. Baliles, who was divorced from Governor Baliles in 1996, has two children from the marriage, Laura and Jonathan.
==Founder of the Virginia Literacy Foundation==