DREXELBROOK, PA—At their Annual Spring Fling fundraising event, the Metropolitan Philadelphia Area Chapter (MPAC) of the Continental Societies, Inc. presented First In Math Ambassador, Cred U. Dobson, with a Power of One Award.
Left: Event Co-Chair Madeline Brown presents the Power of One Award to Dobson. Right: Dobson gifts an illustration of the famous Little Rock Nine—signed by Minnijean Brown-Trickey—to MPAC President Jackie Greene.
MPAC President Jacqueline Greene explained that five focus areas—health, education, employment, recreation, arts & humanities—guide the organization’s mission: “to create environments within our communities that empower children in Philadelphia, Delaware and Montgomery counties to have access to quality and appropriate opportunities to reach their optimal potential.”
Each year, individuals and/or companies who exemplify the MPAC mission are recognized. Dobson, a life-long Philadelphia educator, was one of four 2016 honorees. After accepting his award, Dobson presented Greene with a signed illustration of the “Little Rock Nine” to recognize her contributions to the Society and her unwavering dedication to children.
Madeline Brown, event co-chair, says that MPAC doubled its efforts to exceed last year’s scholarship fundraiser, allowing them to support more young people who are about to begin college or who are currently enrolled in college.
The April 12 event was attended by approximately 650 guests from as far away as New York and Washington, D.C., and was received a full-page feature in the “Out & About” column in the Lifestyles section of the Philly Tribune.
Continental Societies, Inc. is an international philanthropic and public service organization founded in 1956 and incorporated nationally in 1972. The organization is composed of more than 43 chapters in 17 states, the District of Colombia and Bermuda and has served more than one million children over the last five years.
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