MAR Society

The Mary Alice Ryan Society recognizes a special group of people who have made provisions in their will, estate plan, charitable trust, endowment, or other planned gift to St. Andrew's Charitable Foundation to help impoverished seniors. Members of this group demonstrate a commitment to enhancing the quality of life for older adults struggling with food insecurity, health issues, social isolation, mobility and the activities of everyday living.

Mary Alice Ryan Society

Who is Mary Alice Ryan?

After 38 years of service, Mary Alice retired from St. Andrew's Resources for Seniors in 2021. For 30 of those years, she served as the president and chief executive officer. She grew St. Andrew's from two senior living apartment buildings to 16 residential communities throughout the region plus home and community based services and a charitable foundation charged with serving low-income seniors.

She is nationally known for her expertise and innovation in senior housing and services, but more importantly she is known for her commitment and compassion for seniors. She dedicated her life's work to ensure that all seniors, no matter their socio-economic status, were well cared for, loved, and appreciated.

Mary Alice Ryan Society

"Spending my career at St. Andrew's has been a remarkable experience. I've been privileged to work with many wonderful people, and together we've helped improve the lives of thousands of our community's senior citizens and their families. It's truly been a labor of love, and an experience that I'll miss in many ways."
-Mary Alice Ryan

As a member of the Mary Alice Ryan Society, you will be

  • Recognized each year in the St. Andrew's Charitable Foundation Annual Report
  • Included in our annual honor roll of new members in our newsletter
  • Invited to attend the annual Mary Alice Ryan Society recognition event
  • Permanently listed as a member on the Mary Alice Ryan Society website

Mary Alice Ryan Society Members


Mr. Alan Brainerd

Mrs. Mary McFarland

Mrs. Mary Alice Ryan

Ms. Helen W. Sansone

Mr. & Mrs. Harold H. Schreimann

Ms. Peggy Symes

Mary Alice Ryan Society

How Can You Join the Mary Alice Ryan Society?
Complete the Declaration of Intent form and work with Janet Leigh, Chief Development Officer, to include St. Andrew's Charitable Foundation in your estate plans.
You can contact Janet at [email protected] or (314) 802-1940.

Mary Alice Ryan Society