Jubilee Foundation Board Dinner

Jubilee Foundation Board

Front Row: Karrie Peterson, Graciela Sanz, Carolyn Post, Susan Hoffmann, Melissa Siegel, Terry Gyi, Linda Mericle Back Row: Ben Apt, Rolando Santiago, Kathy Ulman, Eivind Bjerke, Tim Wiens, Neil Ellis, Steve Brent, Gal Mesika, and Robert Zimmerman

On a pleasant early fall Potomac evening on Fri-day, September 28, Melissa Siegel hosted the entire Jubilee Foundation Board and Development Team to a memorable Mexican dinner at her lovely home. Once everyone arrived at 6:00 p.m., she handed out Mexican sombreros and colorful bead necklaces. She then organized four teams to prepare different parts of the meal including chicken enchiladas, taco salad, and a flan dessert.

While the meal was cooking, the Board held a meeting to honor Terry Gyi for her donation of $1 million to the Employee Recognition Fund. This fund supports staff development by providing financial assistance for activities such as attending conferences, workshops, and training, but also awarding cash for special recognition’s. Jubilee believes that staff incentives helps reduce staff turnover and it encourages longevity. Krista Ogburn, Di-rector of Human Resources, introduced Matt Hunt as an example of a recently hired Program manager who has benefited from the Employee Recognition Fund. Terry’s gift was in memory of her late husband Felix, and Felix’s sister Diane whom Jubilee served for many years. Jubilee thanks Melissa for her skill at engaging the attendees in a team building exercise while at the same time teaching some valuable cooking skills!

Not Pictured: John Darvish, Paul Sexton, Detta Voesar, Maite Ballestero, Angel Livas, Margie Billian, and Chris Urban

Jubilee Foundation
of Maryland, Inc.

10408 Montgomery Avenue
Kensington, MD 20895

Tel. 301.949.8628
Fax. 301.949.4628

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