Mary Kaye Huntsman Biography
Mary Kaye Huntsman is an American activist and the wife of Jon Huntsman Jr., USA ambassador to Russia.
Mary Kaye is known for launching and developing Bag of Hope and Power in You, programs that help children and teenagers deal with the emotional side of adversity with peer-to-peer and grownup support.
She has been described by Times as having significant political gifts and being a major asset to her husband’s political endeavors. She was the first lady of Utah from 2005 to 2009.
Mary Kaye Huntsman Age
Mary is 57 years old as of 2018. She was born on September 10, 1961.
Mary Kaye Huntsman Adoption
Mary Kaye and her husband Joe Huntsman Jr. have seven children altogether. Two of the seven are adopted. The adopted children are, Gracie Mei, born in 1999 and was adopted from China and Asha Bharati who was born in 2006 and was adopted from India.
Mary Kaye Huntsman Philanthropy
Mary Kaye serves as the co-chair of National Cathedral School’s Library Council, supporting the school’s effort to build a state of the art library.
She previously served as Honorary Chair of the Literacy Commission and the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault and co-chaired the annual “Speaking of Women’s Health” conference twice.
In Utah, Mary Kaye is known for her dedication to children’s issues and her passion for getting others involved. While she served as Utah’s First Lady, she built on her experience with Bag of Hope and started a program called Power in You, aimed at helping youth who had to deal with a variety of adversities. It aims to give teens hope by providing them with inspirational stories from young adults and life improvement by directing them to numerous professional resources that will provide them with support for their challenges.
In 1997, her daughter Liddy who was eight years old was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and Mary Kaye initiated the Bag of Hope program in Salt Lake City to help children and their families cope with juvenile diabetes.
The therapeutic concept is for families who have experienced dealing with the disease to help newly diagnosed children and their families, and in helping to be emotionally strengthened themselves.
She is on the Board of Selectors of Jefferson Awards for Public Service.
Mary Kaye Huntsman Religion
Just like her husband, Mary Kaye is a Mormon.
Mary Kaye Huntsman Net Worth
Mary Kaye and her husband, have an estimated net worth of $1 billion.