Women’s Hall of Fame

Marjorie “Midge” Bolton

MARJORIE “MIDGE” BOLTON served as executive director of the Volunteer Center from 1968 to 1978. During that time she obtained a federal grant to begin a volunteer program for mental health patients leaving institutional care at a time when community resources had not been established to help this client base. The Transitional Volunteer program was so successful as a pilot that it had been founded for two decades. From 1983 to 1993 she was a member of the board of the Peninsula Community Foundation, serving as a leader during a period of staggering growth from $17 million in assets to $54 million. She was one of the founding group of Mission Hospice, was board president from 1982-1984, and served as a chair or member of important committees, including Long Range Planning for thirteen years. She has also served several terms with: the Mills College Board of Trustees and Alumnae Association; the Allocations Committee of the San Mateo County unit of the United Way of the Bay Area; the County Charter Revision and Long Term Care Committee; the Peninsula YMCA; the Burlingame Library Foundation Board, and the KCSM Community Advisory Board.
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