Mardi Perry served as a Courier at the Frontier Nursing Service in 1938 soon after graduation from Vassar College. She was a member of the Board of Governors from 1972 until 1989. Ms. Perry was also a member of the FNS Boston Committee and the founder of the Frontier Nursing University Mardi Perry Scholarship Fund. The Mardi Cottage on the FNU Campus was built through a gift from Ms. Perry.