Greenbriar Celebrates Top Volunteers And Partners At Annual Meeting And Awards Ceremony


Greenbriar Children’s Center held its board of directors’ Annual Meeting and Volunteer Awards Luncheon on Feb. 27 at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in the L. Scott Stell Banquet Room in Savannah.

Guests enjoyed fellowship and a delicious lunch, prepared by the culinary arts students of- Woodville-Tompkins High School, as they celebrated the organization’s tremendous accomplishments of 2018. Greenbriar presented awards to their volunteers of the year, servant leader, community partner and media partner of the year. The honorees are: • 2018 Volunteers of the Year – Margaret Anne Pearson, Terri Lewis, Annette Mitchell • 2018 Media Partner of the Year – Lesley Francis Public Relations • 2018 Community Partner of the Year – Tough Team for Children • 2018 Servant Leadership Award – Berean Missionary Baptist Association • 2018 Corporate Partner of the Year – Publix Greenbriar also honored employees for their years of service and offered a few other special recognitions. Employee Honorees for Years of Service • Laurita Taylor – 30+ years • Adrienne Gordon – 20 years • Constance Nunnally – 20 years • Yvonne Simmons – 20 years • Stephanie Majors – 10 years • Stephanie Clark – 5 years 2018 Employee of the Year • Regina Brewton Special Recognitions • Laurita Taylor – Associate Director • The Rev. Dr. Wilson Scott, Jr. (Posthumously), Pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church and Moderator for Clergymen in Action

Quenton Blanding, a student at Savannah State University studying audio/ video and intern at The Savannah Tribune created a wRap video for the Greenbriar Gift Wrapping Center. The video will be used throughout the 70th Anniversary celebration.

“Greenbriar is proud to honor the people who have selflessly devoted time to furthering our mission,” Greenbriar Executive Director Gena Taylor said. “We couldn’t care for the children in this community without people like these and our remarkable board members, volunteers and supporters.”

Greenbriar Children’s Center is a nonprofit organization that promotes the healthy development of children and the strengthening of families through various programs. These programs include emergency shelter, independent living, family preservation, early childhood education and care,and Project Safe Place.

For information about Greenbriar, visit or call 912-234- 3431.

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