Burdette (Bud) Parent, CPA
Having grown up in Bradenton, Bud was aware of the Bishops and Mary Parker and the generous contributions they made to so many causes. When he began working at Dick Pratt’s firm in the early 1960’s he became personally acquainted with Mary. He worked closely with Mary over the years in assisting with the operation of her foundation and also with the Bishop Foundation. He continued as Mary’s personal accountant and friend until her passing in 2020.