One Small Voice is the Savannah Children’s Choir’s annual award recognizing individuals and groups making a difference in the lives of children. The 2014 honorees are Sue Reilly and Joe Marchese.
The program, which takes place on Friday, February 28 from 5-7 p.m. will be held at the American Legion, 1108 Bull Street. It includes an award ceremony, a concert featuring the Savannah Children’s Choir, and a cocktail reception honoring the award winners with entertainment by The Accomplices. Tickets are available at www.savannahchoir.org, or by calling (912) 228-4758.
Sue Reilly is a tireless advocate for philanthropic, arts and music causes in Savannah and elsewhere. Sue has been an active volunteer for the Savannah Children’s Choir for several years. Starting out as a weekly Monday afternoon rehearsal “helping hands” volunteer, Sue’s ideas and experience were quickly recognized, and she was offered a seat on the SCC’s Board of Trustees. There she’s helped raise awareness about the programs and aims of the Choir, stemming from her own continuing involvement as a weekly rehearsal volunteer.
Joe Marchese, in addition to running a successful commercial construction company, finds time to advocate for children with Down Syndrome, including his daughter Ella. A 2011 recipient of the Savannah Area Chamber’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” and a 2013 winner of the Helen V. Head Small Business Advocate of the Year, Joe is most known for his work with the annual Down Syndrome “Buddy Walk”, a one-mile fundraising walk that raises awareness for individuals with Down Syndrome and their families, and funds for the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society.
The evening is presented by Wet Willies and the Bamford Charitable Foundation, and sponsored by Hunter Maclean and SunTrust with additional support from Alice & Bob Jepson and Dee & Hart Williford.