Honorees for March 2013 Main Event

Each year The Foundation for Excellence honors a person or persons who personify “Excellence” in our community.  This year, the FFE is pleased to announce three honorees for our annual Spring Gala dinner dance.  Monica Garrigan, Jane McCarthy and Donna D’Andrea are three smart, caring, enthusiastic women in our community, mothers of children in our school district, back-bone of Yorktown’s Relay for Life, and the FFE is proud to recognize and honor them.

Yorktown has been host to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life since 2006 and has raised 1.3 million dollars.  Each year the event rallies our students, our YCSD teachers and staff, our Fire Dept, Police Dept, Lions, Elks, Girls Scouts, Boy Scouts, Civic leaders, Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK), Religious leaders, our neighbors and our local businesses.  The work to host this event is arduous, and yet the smiling faces of Monica, Jane and Donna never show it.

The FFE works hard to raise monies throughout the year.  With these funds we satisfy grants submitted by caring teachers, so that they may enrich the lives of our children.  We are so grateful that Yorktown has these three additional women to inspire, enrich and bless our families.

Our children are watching.  They see what a community can do when we come together.  We are ALL touched by cancer in some form.  Monica, Jane and Donna are infusing our community with their energy, hard work and enthusiasm.  They lead us in supporting those fighting cancer, lead us in honoring those lost to cancer, lead us in supporting cancer patient care-givers, and are leading us to a world with MORE BIRTHDAYS!

Please mark your calendars and join the Foundation on March 2, 2013 to honor these three very special women who exemplify EXCELLENCE.  Our website, www.ffeyorktown.org, as well as the YCSD website, www.yorktown.org will have more detailed information as the school year progresses.  ALL are welcome.

(Also worth noting is the Relay for Life in Yorktown is June 14, 2013.  Please mark your calendars for this fun, emotional and always successful event.)

Thank you in advance for your support,

Jane DeCoursey

Vice President

Foundation for Excellence in Yorktown Education