Thursday April 12, 2012
South Burlington residents Sherry Prehoda and Carol Stone were among the three honorees at Lund’s first Heart of the Community Awards, which took place recently at Burlington Country Club, and celebrated leaders and their innovative and enduring contributions to the community.
Carol Stone has been a Senior Associate at Lang, McLaughry, Spera for the past 34 years. Her contributions to the community have included serving on the Board of the Stern Center for Language and Learning, Board Secretary for Landings Condominium Association, a past board member of the University of Vermont Regional Board, past Board of Director of the Vermont State Olympic Committee, past member of MCHV Associates Board, past division volunteer for United Way, past member of Major Gifts Committee Fletcher Allen Renaissance Project, past member of the Shelburne Museum Big Apple Circus Benefit Committee, a past volunteer at the Boys & Girls Club and the past Board of Director of the Burlington Tennis Club.
“Carol is such a wonderful and giving person. She has been a great supporter and friend of Lund and so many other organizations in our community,” said Lund’s Executive Director Barbara Rachelson during the event.
Sherry Prehoda, another South Burlington resident who was honored, has been a CPA for 20 years and is a partner at JMM & Associates. Prehoda is a member of the Burlington Rotary Club, Burlington Business Association, Women Business Owners Network and has been a member of Lund’s Board of Trustees for more than 10 years. She previously served on the boards of the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington, Board of Accountancy and Vermont Society of CPA’s.
“No one could be more deserving than Sherry of this award. She has done so much for Lund and our community. She is one of the kindest people I know,” said Lund’s Executive Director Barbara Rachelson.
Lund serves more than 5,000 individuals annually and focuses on three goals: strengthening families, reducing child abuse and neglect, and helping to create new families through adoption. Its mission is to help children thrive by serving families with children, pregnant or parenting teens and young adults, and adoptive families. Lund recently embarked on a Capital Campaign to raise $3.5 million to move it’s Adoption, Early Childhood Program, New Horizons Education Program, Development and Business offices out of scattered rental space and under one roof on 50 Joy Drive in South Burlington. Rachelson says the move will have an enormous impact on Lund’s ability to serve clients and the community.