In Memory of Jana Pollard

November 1, 2017

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Scott Pollard has supported the Children's Foundation for over a decade. Scott joined the Board of Directors in 2003 helping guide the organization through a critical time in its growth including the hiring of the organization's first Executive Director, the inaugural Around the World Gala and welcoming Food & Friends as a Children's Foundation Program. Supporting the Children's Foundation has always been a family affair, Scott & Jana became truly passionate about making a difference in the lives of local children through their financial support and volunteerism. Sadly, we said goodbye to Jana in 2013. She touched many lives with her vibrant and giving nature, including each staff member and volunteer who had the chance to work with her. Jana worked hard for a number of years to help make the Gala a great event and we're sure she would be so proud to see how those efforts have helped grow it to what it is now.

One of the things we most value of Scott's support is that he makes fundraising fun. Along with friends Will & Michele Mactaggart, he began hosting an annual home fundraising party each winter where friends gather to enjoy live music, delicious food and wine. The event raises thousands of dollars each year. Along with the fun nature of working with Scott, he is one of those supporters who we can call on for insight, ideas and emergency support. He has shown great commitment and we are truly grateful.

This video featuring our 2017 Donor Hall of Fame inductees includes Scott Pollard reflecting on why supporting the Children's Foundation has been so impactful for him.