As One Foundation to Hold First Annual Board of Directors Meeting in February

Six New Members to be Elected to the Board of Directors
February 1, 2008– Baltimore, MD

The As One Foundation will be holding the Board of Director’s Annual Meeting on February 22-23 at the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland. Board members Devard Darling, O.J. Brigance, and Rod Hairston will be joined by six newly appointed Board members: Bo Dixon, Gene Bosley, Kelly-Ann Clarke, Robert Mills, Marcia Saneholtz, and Monique Smith.

Dixon will be joining the Board fresh off retirement from over 30 years experience in the field of education. A former coach, teacher and administrator, Dixon now dedicates much of his time to underprivileged youth programs. Bosley, a Senior Vice President with Wachovia Bank, will add that much needed expertise in the field of finances, serving on the Finance and Fundraising Committees for As One. Clarke, a young and upcoming lawyer in Texas, brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Board in the field of legal affairs. In addition, her Jamaican heritage will provide the Board with perspectives especially sensitive to the issues most important to the mission and goals of the As One Foundation, as the Bahamas and Jamaica hold many social and economic similarities. Mills, one of three Bahamians on the Board, currently works in Sports Communications for the Bahamas Office of Tourism in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Saneholtz is also recently retired from over 28 years as an athletic administrator for Washington State University. She had served on several athletic association committees and boards; making her experience in the field of athletics and as a senior administrator invaluable to As One’s Board of Directors.

Smith, the eldest sister of Devard, holds one of the most important positions on the Board, as she represents the family in the affairs of the foundation. When Devard created the As One Foundation, one of the most important aspects of the organization was he and his twin brother’s vision as well as the role his family played in each and every step of their journey. This foundation could not have come to fruitation without each of his dearly loved brothers, sisters, cousins, aunts, uncles, and mother and father. Thus, he felt it was important to continue to have at least one other family member serve on the Board, representing the family who made all possible for him.

All nine members and Cicely Darling, Executive Director, will convene on Friday, February 22 at 6 p.m. spending the evening and all day Saturday meeting. The Board is expected to discuss and vote on several major issues from organization programming to fundraising and organization budget.

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