Preserving A Legacy Inspiring A  Dream

Inspired by her love for her Grandmothers and her passion to see others succeed, Tuania Wright founded Mae and Mary Legacy Foundation 

in memory of Trudy Mae Shackleford (1924-1976)

and Mary Louise Wright (1930-2004)



MAE AND MARY LEGACY FOUNDATION, INC. is a 501(c)(3) charitable educational nonprofit organization. We envision being a catalyst for change promoting community engagement through scholarships, empowerment, health education, signature products, services and events; improving overall wellness awareness within the African American community.


MAE & MARY SCHOLARSHIP FUND is dedicated to the advancement of African Americans in the medical and health care profession. Its mission is to financially assist exceptional students who despite hardships in their lives have demonstrated commitment, perseverance and enthusiasm in continuing their education.


YOU GOTTA DREAM BIG!  is a youth empowerment movement designed to empower, mentor and motivate young people to experience their unlimited potential through education. Our desire is to 1) encourage confidence in attaining their goals; 2) improving their social status and economic well-being; and 3) inspiring a rewarding career with a unique contribution to improving the quality of life.


MAE & MARY CARES represents a healthier lifestyle initiative promoting health education, eliminating health disparities and improving overall wellness awareness within the African American community.