Alumnae Service Award

Mary Gladys Turner Enderle ’53 was born in Oak Park, IL and attended an Oak Park public grammar school. She came to Trinity not knowing one person. “MG” as she is fondly referred to by her friends flourished at Trinity and upon graduation went on to study at Saint Mary’s College of Notre Dame where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in social science.

Service has been a constant in MG’s life. She has worked diligently to keep her high school classmates as well as her college friends together by being their class representative. She did this while actively volunteering at St. Giles Parish and serving on the Marillac House Auxiliary. She volunteered in her children’s lives as a Girl Scout Leader, PTO Officer and School Board Member at St. Giles. She continued volunteering as they went to high school by serving on the Fenwick and Trinity Mothers’ Clubs. She served as Trinity Mother’s Club President for the 1981-1982 school year when her daughter, Elizabeth, was a senior.

MG has done an amazing job keeping the class of 1953 together! She keeps them informed of all the activities going on at their alma mater as well as what is new in the lives of their classmates. For 27 years she has helped plan the class of 1953 annual sleepover alternately in Indiana and Wisconsin. This two day event is anticipated and appreciated by the entire class. A Class of 1953 scholarship was created at a sleepover over fifteen years ago, and subsequently, many Trinity students have been recipients of their generosity.

MG shared her love of Trinity for thirty two years as she was the face and voice of Trinity as the office receptionist in Trinity’s main office.

MG and her husband Richard are the proud parents of three sons and a daughter and eight fantastic grandchildren.

MG enjoys reading and traveling in her spare time.

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