Mary Anne Beall was a member of Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church where she was a Deacon and active in the Women of the Church. She graduated from the University of Tennessee, was a member of Chi Omega Sorority, Junior League, Girls Cotillion, the Smart Club and Colonial Dames of America. Her many charitable activities included Knox Area Rescue Ministries, Boys and Girls Club, Senior Citizens Home Aid Service, Girl Scouts of America, Mount Rest Home, East Tennessee Foundation and Fort Sanders Hospital as a volunteer.

She touched countless lives as a loyal friend, a faithful volunteer and the loving matriarch of her family. She was an extraordinary inspiration to all and shared her zest for life with all who had the privilege of knowing her. 

KARM achieves their mission through their ministry equation of Rescue + Relationships = Restoration. KARM uses this ministry equation because Jesus used it. He rescued us. He longs for a relationship with us. Through that rescue and ever-present, ever-growing relationship, He restores us. He spent his earthly ministry modeling for His followers the power and eternal impact of investing in others.

They believe rescue begins when someone comes through their doors with all their brokenness on display. They open their doors to them and offer:

  • safe shelter to more than 300 men, women and children each night
  • nearly 1,000 meals each day—feeding not only the homeless, but many in crisis who must choose between food and other daily needs
  • basic hygiene and clothing needs
  • and overwhelming biblical hospitality

The Mary Anne Beall / KARM Scholarship was established by Mary Anne’s son, Sam Beall, Jr. in 1996.

The scholarship is available to a Pellissippi State student with a minimum 2.5 GPA, verifiable financial need,  and a written recommendation for the scholarship from a high school guidance counselor, college faculty advisor, teacher, or other recognized professional. Preference will be given to a client or former client of a Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM) program. However, if no scholarship is awarded to a KARM client in any year, the award may be made to an
applicant not associated with KARM, if the donor approves. The scholarship will provide $1,000 annually ($500 for spring semester and $500 for fall semester.)

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