Helping People Succeed Applauds its Volunteers
The offices of Helping People Succeed were transformed into an island paradise – complete with artist-designed treasure chests on each table – as the nonprofit recognized its many dedicated volunteers on May 4.
This special luncheon was generously underwritten by Jeannine Webster and Mel Nobel. Jeanine and Mel believe in the mission of Helping People Succeed and have been steadfast supporters for many years.
Calendar and White Shirt Night artists, advocates, program volunteers, fundraising dynamos, board members – everyone and anyone who works to ensure the success of the half-century-old 501 (c)(3) organization was recognized and thanked by name and given a beautiful certificate of recognition by Suzy Hutcheson and Glenna Parris.
Governing Board Chair Jenny Yingling offered welcoming remarks and led the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance. Heidi Bosley, Governing Board member and chair of the Marketing & Communications Committee, shared with the volunteers that they are “The Jewels Among the Helping People Succeed Treasure”. A delectable lunch followed, catered by Culinary Crafting.
After Suzy Hutcheson, President/CEO of Helping People Succeed, discussed the huge growth the nonprofit has enjoyed this year (especially in its mental health services program), an almost 100-year old (in three months!) volunteer Janet Williams surprised Suzy by unveiling a ceramic bust of her that had been donated by local sculptor Eduardo Gomez. The art commemorated Hutcheson’s 49 years at the organization. Janet bid to have this piece created at an auction held the most recent Pinot & Picasso. This was her gift to Suzy and Helping People Succeed.
The delightful afternoon ended with a closing statement by Mary Rose Bressman, chair of the Foundation Board of Directors.