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Stakeholders Hold Annual Meeting

June 10, 2016 03:18 PM
The Hopkins House Community Stakeholders held their 77th annual meeting & luncheon this year on June 10.  At the meeting, held at the Carlyle Club in Alexandria, Virginia, the stakeholders elected new trustees and board officers, and amended the organization's bylaws.

A total of 12 distinghuished individuals were elected to the board, bringing the total to 24 trustees

The stakeholders also elected board officers. Julie N. Jakopic (pictured above) was re-elected Board Chair, Harry "Bud" Hart was elected Vice Chair, Elizabeth Partoyan was elected Secretary, Richard Belle Isle was elected Treasurer, and Wayne Wright was elected Assistant Treasurer.  

In her speech to stakeholders, Jakopic thanked the Stakeholders and all donors to the organization for their generosity and assured them "that the investment you make in Hopkins House yields significant returns."

"Through more than $3 million of donor investment annually in its nationally accredited and star rated preschool academies, Hopkins House yields $21 million in savings to society in the form of  reduced remedial and special education, welfare, and criminal justice savings; and, by assisting low-income teens and adults earn a college degree through our Early Childhood Learning Institute, Hopkins House reduces generational poverty by as much as $7.7 million."

The bylaw amendments adopted by the stakeholders limit to two 2-year terms the time an officer may serve, reduces to 24 the maximum number of trustees, reserves a seat on the board for a representative of the newly created Hopkins House Fund and, authorizes creation of a "Council of Advisors" comprised of former trustees.

The meeting proceedings, including a complete list of trustees and board officers, can be seen by clicking here.