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Pushing the Envelope wins 2017 Business Ethics Award at Uncommon Evening
Yvonne Caldwell of James Stephens International Academy is Character Education Champion Teacher
Brian Rist, President and CEO of sponsor Smart Companies, Inc. presented the award to Samantha Scott, APR as President of Pushing the Envelope before an audience of about 250 business, education and community leaders and student scholarship winners. Pushing the Envelope is a marketing communications firm located at 9111 W. College Point Drive, #110 that serves small to medium-sized businesses and nonprofits.
Yvonne Caldwell was named the 2017 Character Education Champion Teacher. Mrs. Caldwell teaches fifth grade ELA/Social Studies at James Stephens International Academy, where she integrates the perseverance, fortitude and example of the Uncommon Friends to promote a growth mindset to help students live with integrity and make good decisions. She was also instrumental in helping revise, update and align the UFF character education curriculum with state standards.
Kerri Goldsmith of HBKS Wealth Advisors chaired the event, together with co-chair Caryn Smith of Driven by Design and Moody River Grille, both members of the Uncommon Friends Foundation's board of directors. Other major sponsors were Sunshine Ace Hardware, BB&T Oswald Trippe and Company, Auto Data Direct, Inc., B & I Contractors, Eunice and Alexandra Bremner, Comcast NBC Universal, Edison National Bank, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida Weekly, Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., The News-Press Media Group, and Wiltshire, Whitley, Richardson & English, CPAs.
Uncommon Evening is an annual fundraiser hosted by Uncommon Friends Foundation in collaboration with its Endowed Chair of Ethics at Florida Gulf Coast University's Lutgert School of Business. All proceeds go to support the Uncommon Friends Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to lifelong character building among today's youth and business leaders. Its mission is to promote character education in schools, business ethics in the workplace and historic preservation of the Burroughs Home and James Newton Archives. For more information, visit https://uncommonfriends.org/
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