Official Bio for Mary Dailey Brown   
Last updated Jan, 2015

Mary Dailey Brown is the Co-Founder, President, and CEO of SowHope.Org, a 501C3 Multi-national, Charitable, Non-Government Organization dedicated to inspiring impoverished women in the Developing World.

Over the past 35 years, Mary has visited and traveled to over 60 countries and been involved personally and vocationally with the poor.  She is fluent in Spanish, having lived in Spain for nearly four years. She has led over 100 volunteer teams to 30 countries.

Mary earned a BA from Southern Illinois University with majors in Photography and Psychology.  She completed a Master’s of Public Administration (MPA) in Nonprofit Management and Leadership at Grand Valley State University, where she is now an adjunct professor.

Mary worked at the White House as a staff photographer serving both Carter and Reagan.  She owned a professional freelance photography business in the North Suburbs of Chicago for 10 years.

Mary served as the founding Executive Director of Love Inc (formerly, the US branch of World Vision) of Lake County, IL.  She was the Director of Missions at Bella Vista Church in Rockford, MI for eight years and it was during that time that she traveled to many third world countries and developed the vision to start SowHope.

Mary has been married to Doug Brown, SowHope’s other Co-Founder, since 1981. They have two adult sons, John & Alex.