Uncommon Friends Foundation holds annual retreat; announces new slate of officers for 2018-2019

Front Row: Nelson and Stout; Back Row: Kelly, Smith, Goldsmith, and Dabrowski
Front Row: Nelson and Stout; Back Row: Kelly, Smith, Goldsmith, and Dabrowski
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Uncommon Friends Foundation
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Babcock Ranch Retreat


Fort Myers - Florida - US

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Aug. 3, 2018 - PRLog -- The Uncommon Friends Foundation recently held its annual board of directors retreat at Babcock Ranch and named its slate of officers for 2018-2019.

Marilyn Stout, City Council Member for District 3 of the City of Cape Coral was named president; Caryn Smith, CEO of Driven by Design LLC and Driven to Eat LLC d/b/a Moody River Grille was named vice president; Kerri Goldsmith, CFP, CRPS, Financial Planner, HBKS Wealth Advisors became treasurer; Carlos Kelly, stockholder at Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. was named secretary; and Helena Dabrowski, Director of Finance, Sunshine Ace Hardware became immediate past president.

Twenty-eight board members, Foundation staff, and meeting facilitators attended the full-day annual retreat held at The Hatchery at Babcock Ranch to review the past year and make plans for the future. Dr. Eric Dent led the program on ethics. New board members Gary Eskin of Eskin Business Solutions and Jarrett Eady, chairman of the Lee County Black History Society and a Director of Diversity and Inclusion and AVID District Director of Lee County Schools, moderated breakout sessions during the day. Craig Randall, Ph.D., and Assistant Professor of Management at Florida Gulf Coast University was also assisting with breakout sessions. A speakers' program is under development to complement the organization's ethics agenda, a mainstay of its mission.

Uncommon Friends Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization established in 1993 and  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. It is located at the historic, riverfront Burroughs Home & Gardens at 2505 First Street in downtown Fort Myers, Florida 33901. For more information about historic tours or garden weddings, please visit https://uncommonfriends.org/ or contact Executive Director Jennifer Nelson at 239-337-9503.

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