Panel discussion, thank-a-thon highlight Women’s Roundtable meeting

Two key events highlighted the meeting Oct. 28 of the Women’s Roundtable Board of Directors in Greenville — a “thank-a-thon” and a panel discussion for students in ECU’s Honor College.

At the “thank-a-thon”, held the evening of Oct. 27, 12 of the 25 board members met at the Greenville Centre to call Women’s Roundtable membership to thank them for their support. That was a first for the board, said Marcy Romary, director of Women’s Philanthropy at ECU and board member.

On Oct. 28 three Roundtable board members — Chair-Elect Valeria Lassiter, Treasurer and ECU Board of Trustees Member Deborah Davis and Leadership Committee chair Gail Herring — participated in a panel discussion for students in the Honors College. Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and board member Marilyn Sheerer moderated the panel. The Women’s Roundtable Board of Directors made a $10,000 leadership gift to the Honors College this year for student enrichment opportunities.

The Roundtable also welcomed six new members at its formal meeting later that day. Highlights of the meeting included a presentation by ECU SGA Secretary Chelsea Roach about SGA activities this semester as well as reports by the leadership and donor relations committees.
Bill Clark, President of the ECU Foundation, Inc., and Maureen Devine, Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship, discussed the Access Scholarship Program and thanked the board for giving $50,000 in scholarships over the past three years. The Women’s Roundtable is supporting three Access Scholarship recipients for this academic year and made a $125,000 pledge earlier this year to endow the Kathy A. Taft Memorial Women’s Roundtable Access Scholarship in memory of founding board member, Kathy A. Taft.

The Women’s Roundtable at East Carolina University has a three-fold mission: raising needed funds for student support, building a deeper volunteer pool of women to be considered for leadership roles at ECU and providing educational and networking opportunities for women.
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Brenda Myrick participates in the Women's Roundtable Thank-a-thon.

Margaret Daniel works the phones in the Thank-a-thon.