How did I begin my involvement in Florence Crittenton?
I was eating breakfast early one weekday morning at Anderson’s Restaurant near uptown Charlotte. A person I only slightly knew came over to my table and identified himself as a FCS Board member and simply said, “I’ve been asked to invite you to become a member of our Board. I’m sure he was a little surprised at how quickly I said, “I will be happy to join”. I asked if he was surprised at the quick response and told him perhaps the key reason. My younger brother and his wife, thinking they could have no children, applied for adoption, were approved and soon received a baby girl. She came through The Children’s Home in Greensboro. I had a very strong feeling that perhaps also through Florence Crittenton. The later didn’t matter, but seeing how much joy she had brought into the lives of my brother and his wife, I knew I wanted to try to “give something back”. That request by the Board member was almost 25 years ago and I’m still involved in this incredible organization as a member of the Advisory Board.