The Board of Directors of the South Pittsburgh agency presented two awards at the luncheon. The 2010 Community Service Award was presented to the Birmingham Foundation. For more than a decade, the Birmingham Foundation has provided financial support and guidance to non-profits working in South Pittsburgh communities. The award was accepted by the president of Birmingham Foundation, Terry Wirginis, with remarks from Mark S. Bibro, the executive director.
Dr. Barbara A. Rudiak, former principal of Pittsburgh Phillips and member of Brashear's board, presented the Georgina Chamberlain Peters Scholarship to Caitlin Kegley, a student at Ohio Northern University who has demonstrated a commitment to community volunteerism and service to others. Ms. Kegley attended Phillips Elementary and participated in Brashear's programs.
Board elections were held during the business meeting of the association. The following individuals were re-elected to three-year terms: Elaine Evosevic-Lozada, a community volunteer; Jennifer Funa, a South Side resident who is employed by Early Intervention Specialists; Dr. Paul Lorincy, a podiatrist who lives on the South Side Slopes; and Barbara A. Rudiak, Ph. D., the director of elementary education at Pittsburgh Public Schools.
The following four new board members were elected for three-year terms: Jennifer Black of the Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project (PUMP); Renee Greenlee, a community volunteer who has worked with Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community; Judy Hackel, an Allentown resident and officer of the Allentown Community Development Corp., and Ken Spencer who is employed by Ameriprise Financial.
The Brashear Association provides a variety of programs and services to low income families in several South Pittsburgh communities. For information about the association, call 412-431-2236 or visit the agency website at www.brashearassociation.org.