Quote from Jeannette Mance Sharpe

As a Charter member of the National Women's History Museum, I strongly support the establishment of a permanent home for the national museum. This past year I was able to make a substantial donation to fund the "Determined to Rise" traveling panels which hold public presentations on women's history topics across the country.

During my career of 34 years as a public high school teacher, I recognized the importance of being a role model for my students as they were on their life's journey. It is my hope that they attained their goals and recognize the important contributions which women have made over the past decades.

The contributions and sacrifices made by women over the centuries have created a better world for humankind. This is a special year, as we celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of US Woman Suffrage. The day has finally arrived to present their courageous efforts in a comprehensive and permanent world-class museum in our nation's capitol. Congratulations to all who are making this possible.

Jeannette Mance Sharpe