A highlight of the year is our Annual Meeting/Board Appreciation Luncheon!
American poet and Nobel Prize winner Mary Oliver once said, “Rhythm is one of the most powerful of pleasures, and when we feel a pleasurable rhythm, we hope it will continue. When it does, it grows sweeter.”
Rhythm is our natural inheritance. It exists in our bodies, our hearts and our breath. There is no part of creation that is without rhythm. At Cunningham, there is no success without our amazing staff who provide the beats that keep us in rhythm serving our youth and families.
We gathered to honoring our board and committee members—past and present—whose service helps keep the rhythm of our agency aligned with our vision. We also honored our Friend of Children and Outstanding Alumni awards recipients and heard from our youth choir as well as inspirational stories from our staff about how hope begins here!
Outstanding Alumni – Martina Harvey Harris
Martina Harvey Harris knew as a young teenager that everything about her life was already different. She and her older sister had been living with an uncle but when she was 13 years of age, she entered Cunningham’s foster care program. Cunningham staff made sure was taken care of and felt as comfortable as possible. Martina, herself, said, “They gave me unconditional support.” READ MORE
Friend of Children - Papa John's
Giving back is important to the Papa John’s team.
“It gives our team a way to celebrate our successes and thank the community for their support,” Senior Director of Operations Jamie Cartwright said. “We make pizza, but we are men and women in our community with children and families of our own so we appreciate all we have and the opportunity to give should never be passed up.” READ MORE
|President/CEO Marlin Livingston||
Director of Advancement Ginger Mills
|Our Cunningham Youth Choir||Board of Director's President Claire Ford|
|Friend of Children recipient: Papa John's||Outstanding Alumni recipient: Martina Harvey Harris|
|Outstanding Alumni recipient: Martina Harvey Harris with Ginger Mills, her mother and Community Services staff Chalaine Davis and Angie Bertauski Pierce||Featured speaker: Gerber teacher Kat Brown|
|Featured speaker: CIRCLE Academy's Donald Stewart||Featured speaker: Girls Group Home staff Rebeccah Anderson|
|Featured speaker: Community Services TJ Calvin||Retiring Board and Committee members|