Partnership Recognizes Retiring Board Members and Key Players in the Community
At recent Board Meetings, the Board of Directors of the Partnership for Children for Lincoln and Gaston Counties (Partnership) recognized retiring Board members Tammy Kane, Joe Dixon and Bill Gross. Chair Sarah Miller and Vice Chair Wanda Wyont presented each with a plaque noting the Partnership’s sincere appreciation for their years of leadership and service as a member of the Board.
(Left to Right) Photo 1: Michael Linker, Sarah Miller, Tammy Kane and Rosalind Richardson; Photo 2: Michael Linker and Joe Dixon; and Photo 3: Michael Linker and William Gross
Barbara Voorhees (former Executive Director) and Laura Lineberger (current Executive Director) of the Carrie E. and Lena V. Glenn Foundation were also recognized and thanked for the Foundation’s generous $10,000 grant in support of the Partnership’s early literacy Reach Out and Read® Program (ROR). ROR is a nationally recognized program with evidence-based research for promoting pre-literacy and language development skills in young children. The Partnership collaborates with physicians serving young children in Gaston County who incorporate ROR into their standard practice of care by reading to and providing an age-appropriate free book for children as part of their “well child” visit.
(Left to Right) Laura Lineberger and Barbara Voorhees
Additional special guests recognized included Nocona Brittain, Economic Support Services Supervisor-Child Care with the Gaston County Department of Health and Human Services, and Michelle Miller, Child Day Care Subsidy Program Supervisor with the Lincoln County Department of Social Services. Ms. Brittain and Ms. Miller were recognized for their leadership in assisting the Partnership in meeting a key cash/in-kind funding match required by the State’s Legislature. Mr. Ernest Sumner, Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Gaston County was also recognized at the office of the Partnership for Children for their generous contribution and continued support.
(Left to Right) Michelle Miller, Nocona Brittain, and Wanda Whetstine
(Left to Right) Michael Linker, Ernest Sumner and Rosalind Richardson