2017 Chairman's Award
We are so very pleased to announce Edna Cooper as the recipient of the 2017 Chairman's Award for exemplary volunteer service. Edna has been a stalwart supporter of CFC since the early days in Singapore when she served on the Board as its first Treasurer. Through countless other roles and fundraising efforts, she continues to inspire everyone with her leadership, teamwork and 'take charge approach' to getting things accomplished.
Edna's energy, ideas and enthusiasm have helped to shape CFC into the organization it is today. She remains steadfast in searching for creative ways to raise funds and improve many CFC processes. Recent projects focused on managing CFC's Charity Navigator readiness and exploring crowd sourcing options for long-term donation and endowment efforts.
In 2014, she assumed the leadership role for the California chapter and has been an integral part of its success. She has worked to engage with the community and school networks and local media. The San Francisco Charity Gala held in March 2016 was one of the best events in CFC history, and her leadership made all the difference!
Looking beyond the tangible contributions she has made over the years, Chairman Bill Amelio notes that Edna's "continued involvement with the Singapore team keeps our original roots connected, engaged and enthusiastic in the new global CFC world we live in today." This past February, she co-led a group of 'first-timers' on a service trip to Siem Reap, helping to keep CFC and Cambodia present in the minds of many.
Congratulations and heartfelt thanks to you, Edna, on this well deserved recognition!