Bradenton, FL – Project Light of Manatee, a non-profit organization dedicated to bridging the literacy gap in the community by offering affordable English, computer, and citizenship classes to adults, is pleased to announce the appointment of Cheryl Evans as its new Board President.
Ms. Evans has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2019 and brings a wealth of experience and expertise in the field of education. She holds a Master’s in Education and Early Childhood Education/SEI and has dedicated her time at Project Light to expanding the fundraising endeavors of the organization. During the pandemic Cheryl pioneered Project Lights’ first online fundraiser, this was no easy task as the fear of the Corona Virus was a big impediment for any educational institution. With the help and support of the board, Mrs. Evans was able to collect donations from local businesses that were then auctioned online. All the proceeds went to supporting our school and its students.
Cheryl Evans at 2021 First Annual Fundraiser “Bubbles, Beats & Bites”
In December 2021 Project Light was presented with the opportunity to host the first in-person fundraiser at a prominent art gallery in Sarasota, FL. Cheryl took the reins and organized the event “Bubbles, Beats & Bites” which became a successful annual fundraiser.
In her role as Board President, Ms. Evans will lead the organization in its mission to provide accessible education to adults in Manatee County. “I am so proud to be the Board President of Project Light, “said Ms. Evans. “because of the impact they have within the community and families of Sarasota, Manatee County, and beyond” – Cheryl Evans
–Cheryl Evans auctioning an art piece at 2022 “Bubbles, Beats & Bites” Annual Fundraiser
Project Light of Manatee was founded in 1994 and has since served thousands of adults in the community by offering English classes at a minimal cost to students. The organization’s mission is to bridge the literacy gap by providing resources and opportunities for personal and professional growth to all who seek it.
For more information about Project Light of Manatee and its programs, please visit www.projectlightofmanatee.org.