Mary Schmidt Amons, a Cast Member of Bravo's Real Housewives of DC, founded Labels for Love, Inc. ("LFL") in 2006 to produce fashion events to raise funds and awareness for the foundation's chosen local and national women's and children's causes.
As a mother of five and the oldest of 7 children, Mary has developed a passion for making a difference for women and children in need.
The granddaughter of legendary entertainer Arthur Godfrey, Mary has been inspired to continue his legacy of performing and is currently pursuing a career in acting and film, and commercial voice over work in New York and Los Angeles. She studied at The Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory in Washington, DC. She is currently working on a documentary film production based on the career of her grandfather a pioneer of radio and television.
Mary is a co-founder of the District Sample Sale, a bi-annual shopping event which takes place in Washington, DC and raises funds and awareness for women's and children's organizations locally. Since its start in 2006, this one-of-a-kind fashion forward event has contributed over $300,000 to its chosen causes and will continue to support each cause continually as "Legacy Charities".
Mary is a second generation Washingtonian whose fashion expertise encompasses the fashion, event planning, and public relations world. She has developed an extensive network of friends and colleagues in: philanthropy, business and political arenas in our Nation's Capital Region. As a former accessories and handbag designer, it's plain to see that Mary's greatest passion is art, everything from painting and sculpture, to interior and exterior design. Simply put, she knows what beauty is all about.
Mary has served as the Executive Director of the Vincent T. Lombardi Foundation, Inc., established to benefit the Vincent T. Lombardi Cancer Research Center at Georgetown University. The foundation was established by her father, Robert L. Schmidt, and has raised over $5 million for cancer research since its founding in 1971. Mary witnessed her father's very visible impact on the community with his volunteer efforts, which has also served as inspiration to make a charitable impact on those in need as well.
Mary is devoted to her family and is well-known to be a proficient multi-tasker who is continuously finding her god given purpose on the planet by contributing to society through her many roles in: philanthropy, events, entertainment, presentations, hosting, voice-over, film, radio and television.