#Good Work

By Brenda Wilkerson
CAWD Communications Mgr.

Few people really impress me, but one group stands out – CAWD’s board members. And no, I’m not just saying that. I’ve been here about 10 years (OMG, that went fast!) as members have served and moved on. But our current members are deeply involved and passionate leaders. #Goodwork is my way of celebrating the things they do on TOP of what they do as board members…which is quite a bit! Whether they’re running

Grace. She was so close, but you know how life seems to get in the way sometimes. A husband, young children and the financial obligations that come along with a young family took precedence over finishing nursing school, an accomplishment that would add nicely to the household coffers and put her on a solid career path. But she persevered until the only thing left was to take final exams, and paying her certification and licensing fees -money she couldn’t manage to scrape together.

howard-at-old-buildingGrace soon learned that there are people and organizations dedicated to easing the burden of career transitions. Like Dorcas Ministries in Cary which happens to be run by CAWD Board member Howard Manning. The cost for Grace’s school expenses were awarded to her through Dorcas’ Margaret Keller Education Scholarship fund! So the next time you’re at Wake Med, you may see Grace there, in her dream job and making a difference as she has always wanted to do.

To Howard, the staff at Dorcas, and Grace – we say #goodwork!