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Mary Phillips Thorn Vandegrif Sponsored Membership
Donations to the Mary Phillips Thorn Vandegrift Sponsored Membership Fund help to insure that residents meeting membership criteria are able to join the Monte Sano Village even when membership fees are difficult. Donations can be made anonymously, or on behalf of another person. Donations can be made by check or credit card and are tax deductible.
Mary was the daughter of Thomas and Lucille Phillips. Thomas was a machinist for the CCC Camp on Monte Sano. Lucille taught adult education in the camps. Mary’s husband, Mac Thorn was a CCC foreman. Mary spent her childhood on Monte Sano. Mary's oldest daughter, Lue was born on Wildwood Drive. Lue returned to Monte Sano and raised her family there. Mary was an artist whose favorite subject was the buildings and woods in Monte Sano State Park. She also organized the CCC reunions held every year in the park until around 2010.
This fund was established by Mary’s first cousin honoring her memory.
Donations can be made anonymously, or on behalf of another person. These donations are used to meet expenses of operating our village and providing extra resources for social events, speakers, etc. Donations can be made by check or credit card and are tax deductible.