In 2003, Margie McLean promised her grandmother, Margie S. McLean, that she would do everything that she could to make a difference in her community. Much like her grandmother, Margie love helping those in need. In 2004, she began mentoring high school ladies in North Carolina through a program called, Ladies of Quality. In 2014, Margie create additional programs, and expanded to Virginia and Maryland, and became the Margie McLean Foundation, Inc® named in honor of her grandmother. What was started with 15 young ladies has now grown into a nonprofit organization is committed to promoting pro-social friendships, strong interpersonal skills, and reassert a sense of hope in the future.