Celebrating our Founder ~ Mrs. Franke Tobey Jones

We will be celebrating Mrs. Franke Tobey Jones Birthday on May 23rd at our 94th Annual Spring Tea in the historic Tobey Jones Building Solarium. Mrs. Franke Tobey Jones was an incredible visionary, humanitarian and philanthropist. In 1930, Franke was recognized by Tacoma Chamber of Commerce as “having rendered distinguished service in the community and set an example of citizenship which, if followed by others, would make Tacoma a better city.” It wasn’t recognition, though, that Franke sought. Franke Tobey Jones was described by a friend as, “The biggest heart ever found in such a small body.” Happy Birthday Franke!

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