The School Foundation in Florence received an Early Childhood Champion Award at the Institute for Child Success's Annual Celebration on April 22 at the Hyatt Regency on Main Street in downtown Greenville.
The School Foundation was recognized for their outstanding commitment to fostering the success of young children in South Carolina.
The Institute for Child Success is a research and policy organization working across South Carolina to create a culture that facilitates and fosters the success of young children.
The ICS Early Childhood Champion Award is awarded annually to an individual, individuals, or organizations demonstrating outstanding efforts toward fostering positive change through their work to strengthen the early childhood system in South Carolina. Recipients are chosen annually by the ICS Board of Directors.
Recipients may represent any discipline or sector and may be engaged in the early childhood system as a volunteer and/or as a paid professional.
The keynote address for the annual meeting was delivered by Robert Dugger, Managing Partner, Hanover Investment Corporation and Chairman of the ReadyNation National Advisory Board. Rob is a former partner in Tudor Investment Corporation and is a highly respected investor.
In addition to Dugger's address, Dr. Susan Thomson Shi, Chair of the Institute's Board of Directors, and Jamie Moon, ICS President made remarks and presented an update on the Institute's work and upcoming projects. The Early Learning Council of Georgetown County also received an Early Childhood Champion Award.
About ICS - Through research, advocacy and integration the Institute for Child Success leads public and private partnerships to coordinate, enhance and improve resources for the success of all children. A partnership of the Greenville Health System Children's Hospital and the United Way of Greenville County, ICS supports service providers and advocates focused on early childhood development, healthcare, and education – all to coordinate, enhance, and improve those efforts for the maximum effect in the lives of young people.
For more information: www. instituteforchildsuccess.org.