New Board Members Selected for Robins Regional Educational Foundation | Best Of
WARNER ROBINS, GA – The Robins Regional Educational Foundation has selected five new board members. Now in its second year, the Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization formed to help promote and advance education at all levels throughout the Robins Region. Its establishment was a major goal of the Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce Education Committee. While the Foundation is a separate corporate entity from the Chamber and has its own leadership and autonomy, the two organizations collaborate on a number of projects designed to enhance and promote education in the Robins Region.
The new officers are: Bill Craig, local real estate agent; Ed Dyson, former educator and high school principal; Gary McLure, banker for SunMark Community Bank; Conrad Nix, former educator and high school football coach; and Patti Stonehouse, retired businesswoman.
“The current board of directors of Robins Regional Educational Foundation is happy to welcome new board members from the Robins Region,” said Steve Williams, Chairman of the Foundation. “The Foundation is working hard with the Robins Regional Chamber to have a positive and significant impact in education in the Robins Region. By engaging long time community leaders and utilizing their expertise and influence, we are positioning the Foundation to provide a meaningful and lasting contribution to education.”
The Robins Regional Educational Foundation’s current leadership includes Steve Williams, Chairman; Helen Starling, Vice Chairman; Lynda Saunders, Secretary; and David Carr, Treasurer. Ex-officios for the foundation include Shaw Blackmon, Robins Regional Chamber Chairman; Joy Dyer, Chamber’s Education Chair; and Morgan Law, Chamber President.
The goals for the Foundation are to provide assistance in supporting projects that help promote and advance recognition in quality education. This will include working with the Robins Regional Chamber's Educational Affairs Committee to raise funds for projects such as Teacher of the Year and STAR Student & Teacher Recognition programs.
In the long-range, the Foundation hopes to become involved in a variety of educational programs, including providing scholarships at the post-secondary level, assisting with literacy eradication programs, and supporting leadership development programs for youth and adults.
The Foundation has a management agreement with the Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce which provides staffing and administrative services for the Foundation.
For more information on the Robins Regional Educational Foundation, please contact the Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce at 478.922.8585.
See photos of the new officers on the Chamber’s Flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/robinsregional/