Margaret Blume was born and raised a California girl. Following her graduation from U.C. Berkeley, she began her career working for her father’s Property Management and Development business. Soon after marrying her husband, Dr. Robert Blume, they relocated to Florida to build a new life and raise their children, Melissa and Jason. As she settled into her life in Florida, Margaret discovered that her husband and children were the greatest joys in her life. She also found the spark that motivates her to work on projects that will improve the quality of life in her community.
Margaret currently volunteers as a Master Gardener and reading tutor for students in elementary school. She enjoys painting with mixed media and collecting contemporary art. Her most treasured pastime activities include travel, cycling, tennis, body surfing and spending time at the ocean. Margaret is the proud benefactor of The Blume Literacy Center of Palm Beach County, The Blume Tropical Wetland Garden at Mounts Botanical Gardens of Palm Beach County, and the renovation of the Cornell Museum at Old School Square in Delray Beach. Through her work on these, and numerous other projects, Margaret has been able to share her talent and gifts with others.
She is delighted to be a part of the Boca’s Ballroom Battle which she believes will be “the challenge of a lifetime and an amazing opportunity for personal growth that will benefit the Snow Scholars”. Margaret commented that her participation in the event reminds her of a quote by writer Stephen Hunt, “If you’re not living your life on the edge, you’re taking up too much space!” She adds, “Abandoning inhibitions and dancing with your heart in the presence of lots of people is DEFINITELY living on the edge.”