HONOREES— Pictured above are Vince Sims. Adrienne Parks, Shavon Thomas and Samantha Sims. (Photos by Gail Manker)
The Bartko Foundation held their annual Irene’s Dream Luncheon at the Fairmont Hotel on April 12. The Foundation’s mission is to invest financially in the self-sufficiency of single minority mothers. It customarily supports ambitions related to education, transportation, employment and housing. Studies show that these areas have the most profound impact on the lives of the Foundation’s recipients and, therefore guides its grants.
AWARD WINNER—Nedra L. Perkins, Bartko secretary; Melanie Gefert-Azur, Bartko president; award recipient Shavon Thomas; and Michele Bossers, Bartko director.
CHAIRS—Jackie Dixon, public relations chair for the Bartko Foundation with, Vince and Samantha Sims, who were the honorary chairs for the luncheon.