Our 2016 Champions for Children Gala on April 29, 2016 was a great success! We are grateful to all who supported this event and to the Angus Barn for providing a spectacular evening. The funds raised will enable us to help more public school children in North Carolina have the items, services, and programs needed to ensure their academic success.
Our 2016 honorees are pictured above: Rabbi Fred Guttman, Dean Debnam, Leslie Winner, Dereck Whittenburg, and Dennis Wicker.
More photos to come.
Friday, April 29, 2016 – The Pavilion at Angus Barn
Silent Auction at 6:00 pm ~ Dinner at 7:00 pm
Our 2016 Honorees:
Rabbi Fred Guttman ~
Rabbi of Temple Emanuel in Greensboro
Mr. Dereck Whittenburg
Associate Athletic Director, NC State University &
Captain of NC State’s 1983 National Basketball Championship Team
Mr. Dennis Wicker, Esq.
31st Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina (1993-2001)
Mrs. Leslie Winner
Executive Director, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
Workplace Options ~ Mr. Dean Debnam, CEO
Serving more than 48 million employees in over 59,000 organizations
in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide
For details, seat purchases, and sponsorship opportunities click here.
Click here for a review and photos of last year’s Champions for Children Gala and the 2015 Honorees.
We receive Thank You notes from some of the students your donations help. Here are two of them…
2016 CHAMPIONS FOR CHILDREN HONOREES:
Mrs. Leslie Winner, Executive Director, The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
Mr. Dennis Wicker, 31st Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina
Mr. Dereck Whittenburg, NC State Associate Athletic Director for Community Relations and Student Support / NC State Wolfpack Men’s Basketball – 1983 NCAA National Championship Team
Rabbi Fred Guttman – Temple Emanuel in Greensboro, North Carolina
Workplace Options – Dean Debnam, CEO
2016 STATE CONFERENCE
“NC Teachers Cadet and Future Teachers of America … the Hope for NC Public Schools!
The 2016 State Conference for North Carolina Teacher Cadet and Future Teachers of America is scheduled for February 12-13, 2016 in Raleigh. Click here for details and the Teacher Registration Form.
We want to give a shout out to NC public SCHOOL NURSES! Many requests we receive to help students come from school nurses. Today our Executive Director spent a good part of the day working with a school nurse who was desperate to find help to purchase a young student’s medication for a severe case of eczema. The little girl’s mother was recently laid off from work, lost her insurance and is waiting for Medicaid approval. In the meantime, the student’s medication has run out and the mom has no means to purchase more. The school nurse has witnessed the little girl suffering physically and in much pain this week while continuing to attend school. After numerous phone calls with the drug store and others to work out the details, our director and the school nurse were able to secure the medication needed and the little girl will have a better experience in school as she physically improves… It’s what this foundation is about! Thank you to the wonderful school nurses who care enough to go the extra mile and then some!
Thank you to all who helped make our 2015 Holiday Giveaway a success! The winners are:
Mr. Mark Jewell of Raleigh, NC – Grand Prize $5,000
Ms. Jennifer Laake of Wilmington, NC – Second Place $2,500
Dr. June Atkinson of Raleigh, NC – Third Place $1,000
Winner of the 100 Ticket Sellers:
Ms. Myra Best of Raleigh, NC – $1,000
Mr. Sid Baker of Raleigh, NC
Mrs. Mary Cowand of Wilmington, NC
Ms. Joyce Elliot of Asheville, NC
Mr. David Fuller of Raleigh, NC
Ms. Ronda Gordon of Rural Hall, NC
Ms. Tamara Lynn Hoffner of Timberlake, NC
Mr. Mortimer Leach of Raleigh, NC
Ms. Deb Shoemaker of Wilmington, NC
Ms. Brenda Smith of Leland, NC
In just a few weeks, we’ll be giving away $5,000 in CASH! We’re also giving away $2,500, $1,000 or ten $100 cash prizes! Only $5 will get your name in the drawing. Even better $20 will get your name in the drawing 10 times. Purchase your tickets by credit card here and help North Carolina’s public school children! Click here to see the details of our 2015 Holiday Giveaway!
Made possible by a NCFPSC Parent Involvement Grant, Forest Hills High School Teacher Cadet and FTA students are hosting the first ever “Bring Your Parents To School Day!” All Forest Hills parents are invited to attend first block classes with their students followed by a reception and “Parents are Partners” forum in the school media center.”
“As a high priority school, we believe that partnering with parents is key to the success of our student population. High schools can seem intimidating to many parents when it comes to curriculum, technology, and teachers.” ~Jennifer Whitley, Teacher Cadet and FTA Instructor.
NCFPSC is committed to improving North Carolina’s public schools! We are proud that Forest Hills FTA and Teacher Cadets are committed to improving their school and community! … Check out their flyer!
** Forest Hills High School is located in Union County.