Special Thanks: 2018
As the year comes to a close, the Board would like to recognize and thank the following individuals for their outstanding service and dedication to our community:
- Corinna Snyder: Corinna’s presidency marked a period of big vision for our community. Her unerring belief in our organization’s mission meant that she held us to high standards and wouldn’t let us rest on our laurels. Corinna embraced change and tried out many fresh ideas during her seven years of service. Corinna shepherded in many of our community’s most promising new leaders (including our current president). She had a special eye for recognizing that unique medley of enthusiasm, assiduousness, and passion in new and young campers, and she guided their first steps into leadership so that we could all enjoy their fresh perspectives and excitement. Encouraging these individuals has ensured a bright future for the EEFC, and as we benefit from their work, we are continually grateful for her contributions and leadership.
- Demetri Tashie: During his decade-long service on the board, Demetri has provided indispensable continuity to our organization. He showed remarkable resiliency and commitment to our community’s future as he supported the EEFC through tough periods of change. The gift of institutional wisdom cannot be underestimated, and Demetri has allowed the board to mine his first-hand experience innumerable times so that we could take well-informed steps forward. As his service comes to a close, we thank him for his constancy and wisdom, and look forward to enjoying his thoughtful and studied nature as he continues to contribute through the Program Committee.
- Ann Norton, Michelle Benoit, Denys Carrillo, Emily Cohen, and Erika Gerson: We celebrate these dedicated women who have served on the Scholarship Committee with devotion for years. Selecting scholarship recipients is an emotional roller coaster. There are lows, when you have to turn people away, and highs, as you watch awardees soar. It takes a strong heart to repeat this process year after year, and these women certainly have strength in spades. While they are being recognized today for their service to the Scholarship Committee, between them, they also represent years of board membership, generous giving, and community building.
Each of these individuals embody the spirit of volunteerism that has enabled the EEFC to thrive over the years, and it’s an honor to recognize them here. Let’s give thanks to Corinna, Demetri, Ann, Denys, Michelle, Emily, and Erika, who have touched so many lives! Our organization and community is better for their hard work and dedication.