9898082We are pleased to announce Trisha Hare, Vice President, Key Private Bank, as our new Chair of the Board of Directors.  Hare was appointed to the position, which carries a two-year term, on October 28, 2013, during the Annual Meeting of the Board.  She previously served a two-year term as Treasurer on the Grace Place Board and will replace now Past Chair, Phillip Plessinger.

“I am honored to accept this position, I believe in Grace Place’s mission.  I’ve always had a passion for education and it’s important to me to make sure every child has access to an education and the tools to achieve their dreams,” said Hare.  “I am committed, with Grace Place, to make sure these families that are striving to improve their lives have access to resources that can help.  I want to be a part of leaving behind a community that is thriving and better than it was a generation before.”

“We are pleased that Trisha will be leading Grace Place into our second decade of growth and service to the community.  She has already shown a great commitment to our mission in her previous Board service and she will bring strong financial skills, leadership abilities and community relationship experience.  Under Trisha’s leadership, and working together with our Board and committee leadership, we will continue to expand our campus and enable children and families to obtain literacy, language and life skills,” commented Grace Place Executive Director, Stephanie Munz Campbell.

Grace Place would also like to announce the appointment of Mrs. Gerri Miller to the Board of Directors.  Miller has been involved with Grace Place since its early days.  Miller previously held a leadership position on The Campaign for Grace Place

committee which accomplished the goals of: acquiring and purchasing the Grace Place campus in 2010, remodeling the chapel into a multi-purpose classroom building in 2012 and raising the annual fund from $465k in 2010 to $1 M in 2013.

“I am delighted to welcome Gerri to the Board of Directors.  She brings a passion for our mission and proven leadership skills.  Together with Ms. Hare, Grace Place is positioned for substantial growth,” said Barbara Evans, Director of Development.

The 2014 Grace Place Board includes Ms. Trisha Hare, Chair of the Board of Directors; Mr. Phillip Plessinger, Past Chair of the Board of Directors; Mr. Robert Furek, Vice Chair and Acting Secretary; Mr. Stanley Russell, Treasurer; Mr. William Hazzard; Mrs. Gerri Miller; Mrs. Kristen Petry; Mr. Mario Valle; and Mr. John Wasmer, III.