Wake ThreeSchool is on the way!
April 29, 2021
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Join Wake County Smart Start as we celebrate 25 years of partnerships and progress for young children.
After much deliberation, we have made the difficult decision to postpone our 25th Anniversary Evening Celebration and Fundraiser. Our conversations with many stakeholders show that there is still caution and hesitancy to attend an in-person event with 400 attendees regardless of the pandemic easing. WCSS wants to create an experience where all guests feel comfortable attending. While pivoting to a virtual event is an option, we do not believe it will meet our event experience goals. We know our guests will want to mix, mingle, and celebrate with hugs and handshakes. We also believe that meeting and hearing our keynote Sonia Manzano, “Maria” from Sesame Street, in person is worth the wait! She supports our decision to postpone and will be ready for live hugs and handshakes when the time is right.
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While we’re waiting for someone to put a glass of bubbly in our hands, we want to introduce you to our fantastic Host Committee that will be active now and next year in our 25th planning. We appreciate this group of great leaders that will serve as ambassadors for the event as well as our mission.
CEO, The Diversity Movement
Executive Director, Family Resource Center South Atlantic
President, North Carolina Partnership for Children
Project Manager, Duke Energy
Senior Manager, Lenovo
President and CEO, El Centro Hispano NC
Publisher, Triangle Downtowner Magazine
President, Capability Comapny
Attorney, Former County Commissioner
Distinguished Fellow, BUILD Initiative
Owner, A Safe Place Child Development Center
Media and Software Account Manager, Radio One
CEO and Chairman, Stewart Inc.
Director, Early Childhood, BCBS Foundation
Director of Finance and Business, NCSU Libraries
Want to get in early on sponsorship opportunities? There are a limited number, and we anticipate a sell-out crowd along with a streaming audience. Contact Jen MacPherson, Communications Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.