Mary Ann Gates is an American businesswoman, executive, activist and educator. She was the first female United Way president of King County, the first woman to chair the United Way's national executive committee where she notably served alongside IBM CEO John Opel, and the first female on the first board of the United Way. administration of the Interstate Bank in Washington. She has served on the boards of various large corporations including First Interstate Bank, Unigard Security Group and Pacific Northwest Bell. She also served 18 years on the board of the University of Washington. She is the mother of Bill Gates, the cofounder of Microsoft.
|Born||Mary Ann Maxwell, July 5, 1929, Seattle, Washington, U.S.|
|Died||June 10, 1994, Seattle, Washington, U.S.|
|Alma mater||University of Washington (BA)|
|Occupation||School teacher, businesswoman|
|Children||3, including Bill|
American teacher who served on the University of Washington board of regents from 1975 until 1993 and became the first female president of King County's United Way.
She earned a degree in education from the University of Washington in 1950.
She took on a number of volunteer roles that included serving the boards of the Children's Hospital Foundation and the Seattle Symphony.
She married William H. Gates Sr. in 1950 and they had three children.
She is the mother of entrepreneur Bill Gates.
The Gates family. Seattle businessman. American business women