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Nancy J. Markos – Neighbor of the Week

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, 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 $ check from each member. Anyone woman interested in joining, please contact me at nmarkos22@

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!