Although Judith Jackson Jones' parents, A. Haskin and Edith Nunley Jackson, were unable to pursue a higher education, they possessed a lifelong passion for learning. Realizing that a college education would enrich their daughter's life, they expected Judy to excel academically and complete the requirements to be admitted to college. The mission, principles and values set forth by Mary Washington College were very closely aligned with those of the family and Judy was encouraged to apply. Although Mary Washington was not initially her first choice, once she became involved in her classes and with classmates, Judy knew that she had made the correct decision. Judy values her experience at Mary Washington. Not only did she grow academically, but also emotionally and socially, all of which gave her skills to meet life's challenges. It is with gratitude to her parents that she offers monetary means to assist qualified students to enjoy an enlightened life through a quality education.