Mandy Rough, Executive Director
Mandy became the executive director at MOST in September 2007, after working at St. Mary’s Episcopal School for 10 years (the last seven as director of admission and financial aid). While there, she was introduced to MOST and saw firsthand the difference MOST scholarships can make in the lives of Memphis-area children and families. Prior to St. Mary’s, Mandy worked in development at Vanderbilt University, Rhodes College, and the University of Dallas. She holds a B.A. in psychology from Emory University.
Mandy is a member of the Memphis chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, serves on the Methodist Healthcare Foundation’s Chester N. Kossmann Scholarship Fund selection committee, and is a member of Church of the Holy Communion. She is the mother of Abby Talbot, a physician in Memphis, and Corinne Lewis, a social worker in Chattanooga.
In her spare time, Mandy and husband Rick enjoy listening to live music, exploring Memphis restaurants, and riding on the city’s growing number of bike trails. She is excited about the many great initiatives taking place in Memphis and inspired by those who are working to make it a safer, healthier, smarter, more vibrant city.
Email: mrough [at] memphisscholarships [dot] org