The LWVCA will hold its annual meeting on May 6, at Tommy Condon's Restaurant, 160 Church St, downtown Charleston. The League will honor Ginny Deerin with our Spirit of Democracy Award and set our course of action for the next year.
Ginny Deerin discovered her life changed when she read the words of South African leader, Nelson Mandela: "Who are you serving by living small in the world?" That question began the journey to founding WINGS for Kids, which is recognized as one of the most effective youth programs in the country.
Although her career includes many achievements, this one means the most to her. Beginning in Charleston, it is now used in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and California.
Ginny, who is a longstanding community leader, will be the guest of honor and speaker at our Annual Meeting on Sunday, May 6. Cocktails and conversation begin at 5:00 p.m. with dinner served at 6 p.m. The League's annual business meeting and Ginny's remarks will follow.
Now Interim Chief Operating Officer of Charleston's International African American Museum, she is also co-founder of Boomy, a fundraising, marketing, and nonprofit management company. She cofounded Project XX, a nonprofit that encouraged women to run for office and was a candidate for South Carolina Secretary of State and mayor of Charleston.
We are please to honor Ms Deerin with our Spirit of Democracy Award, given to community members who embody our mission of informed and active civic engagement. Please join us to celebrate her contributions!