Thursday, October 19, 2017
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
170 Lockwood Blvd.
Charleston, SC 29403
John Brisini at 843-300-3983
Savannah Murray at 843-724-6762
Nearly 50 years ago, Palmetto Community Action Partnership began providing self-sufficiency services to economically-disadvantaged citizens of the Lowcountry with the belief that everyone deserves the right to access economic opportunity. Today, Palmetto CAP continues to provide basic needs assistance and self-empowerment programming while giving voice to people living in poverty.
Join us at the inaugural Community Action Leadership Luncheon to celebrate the legacy of the founders of this organization and the acknowledgment of other individuals and organizations that are helping to fight the War On Poverty. In addition to a dynamic keynote address on how businesses can partner with the community to fight poverty, the recipient of the first ever McFarland-Tecklenburg-Washington Human Service Award will be presented.
At the luncheon, we will honor of some of Palmetto CAP’s pioneering founders: Judge Arthur C. McFarland; Mayor John J. Tecklenburg; and Reverend McKinley Washington, Jr. These men are responsible for bringing programs to the Charleston community decades ago that continue to fight poverty to this day. The McFarland-Tecklenburg-Washington Human Service Award has been created in their honor and will be given annually to an individual or company that's working to rid poverty from the community.
THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Brenda J. Lauderback, Board Chair of the Denny's Corporation and former President of the Nine West Retail Group will serve as our inspiring keynote speaker. Her illustrious career includes having served as a VP for Target department stores.
THE AWARD WINNERS
The recipient of the McFarland-Tecklenburg-Washington Human Service Award (decided by a committee of corporate and community leaders lead by Dr. Mary Thornley of Trident Technical College) has been named as Linda Gadson of Rural Mission. The committee members that chose Ms. Gadson are Dr. Mary Thornley - Trident Technical College; Pamela J. Browning - Evening Post; Frank Bullard - BB&T; Darrin Goss - Coastal Community Foundation; Carolyn Hunter - C&A Unlimited, Inc.; Elise Davis-McFarland - The McFarland Family; Joan Robinson-Berry - Boeing South Carolina; Steve Skardon - The Palmetto Project; Joseph Tecklenburg - The Tecklenburg Family; and Beulah Washington - The Washington Family.
Regions Bank has been named as the winner of the Corporate Sponsor of the Year award.
THE HONORARY CHAIRMAN
The Community Action Leadership Luncheon's honorary chairman is Rep. James Clyburn. Brian Ball of Regions Bank serves as the chairman of the Steering Committee.
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
Friends of Clyburn C&A Unlimited
South Carolina Society of Anesthesiologists
W. Brown Heating and Air