The priorities of the Nobbs Foundation are based on the values of founders Mulford Jackson Nobbs ("Nobby") and his wife Vestal Litton Nobbs ("Patt"): to provide opportunities to people in need to become independent, productive and self-sufficient.
Mulford Jackson Nobbs, known as Nobby, was born on September 20, 1916 in Jamestown, New York. His wife, Vestal Litton Nobbs, known as Pat, was born on March 25, 1918 in Granite, Oklahoma. As teenagers during the Great Depression, both learned (the hard way) the value of a dollar and the meaning of hard work.
Nobby and Pat put their heads together and started in business on May 1, 1959. This was the beginning of a lifelong passion for business and tremendous success. After a trip to the Hunza Valley in the Himalayas, where they discovered the benefits of Apricot Kernel Oil on the skin, Nobby and Pat began building successful businesses in skincare, health, beauty and fashion. Their businesses, Con-Stan Industries, Nutrimetics (Nutritional Cosmetics) International, and Jeunique International, provided thousands of men and women the opportunity to build a home business through a direct-selling program that brought people together to realize their own success. Their passions and efforts and their dedication to philanthropy, including the bequest to create the Nobbs Wellness Center at the University of Science and Arts Oklahoma (USAO), have left a legacy, which continues today to help people to realize their own dreams.