Nancy J. Markos – Albemarle County Resident

Tell us about your volunteer activities.
I am the race director of the Hospice of the Piedmont Run and Remember 5K Race. I am a member of the UVA Children’s Hospital Ambassador Committee. I co-chair the marketing committee for the Brooks Family YMCA. Throughout the school year, I introduce movement activities to enhance learning to Kim Geer’s first grade class at Baker Butler Elementary School. The majority of children learn through moving. I chair an organization called 100+ Women Who Care. The goal of the organization is to have 100 members that donate $10,000.00 four times a year to non-profit organizations in our area. This organization meets in January, April, July and October on the third Thursday of the month at Glenmore Clubhouse. Each member may nominate a non-profit. Three non-profits are chosen at each meeting. The member, who’s non-profit is chosen, tells about her non-profit. The membership votes and the winner receive a $100.00 check from each member. Anyone woman interested in joining, please contact me at

What inspires you to volunteer? 
As an Elementary Physical Education Teacher (retired), my goal was to educate my students the importance of living a physically active lifestyle. I have taken that goal of caring for individuals and hope to make a difference in the community. 

If your volunteer work could make one long-lasting change, what would you want it to be? 
I would hope that our community would have the resources available to them to be able to live physically active lives.

What is a little-known fact about you? When I was in 5th grade, I told my parents I wanted to be a Physical Education Teacher. My parents supported me and I was VERY fortunate to be able follow my dream! I am very thankful to my students for they made my dream a reality!

What brought you to Charlottesville/Albemarle County? 
In 1982 my husband was hired as a member of the George Welsh’s UVA football coaching staff. We moved here from Annapolis, Maryland and our children enjoyed growing up in Earlysville!