Margaret "Peg" Harmon is a William and Mary graduate and worked as a high school counselor. In 2003, Peg and her mother, Frances H. Harmon, established the Rae Elizabeth Smith `59 - Washington Scholarship to honor the memory of their close friend, Rae Elizabeth Smith. Rae received her bachelor's degree in health and physical education from Mary Washington and taught in the Arlington County Public School System for 30 years. Peg's mother "adopted" Rae, and when her mother became very ill, Rae completely took care of her. Peg felt the Washington Scholars program would be the perfect way to thank her.