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Dripping Springs - Leading the Way

Monday, February 10, 2020 - by Stephen S. Mabry, CAE

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Texas Lions Camp, Inc.
(830) 896-896-8500 | news@lionscamp.com

From the Office of the President & CEO
Stephen S. Mabry, CAE

Dripping Springs LC - Leads the Way for CAMPaign Vision2020 & Beyond


Kerrville, TX - February 21, 2020.  During the February 2020 Board Breakfast, Stephen S. Mabry, President & CEO of TLC, addressed the Board of Directors and prominently featured the results of the Feasibility Study and architectural plans for TLC's future. Immediately following his report and request that the Board officially take action to open a Capital CAMPaign known as Vision2020 & Beyond, the Dripping Spring Lions Club stepped forward and surprised and delighted all in attendance by presenting a $100,000 pledge to TLC to kick-off the CAMPaign.

According to Dripping Springs Lions Club President, Lion Doug Marsh, "the Dripping Springs Lions Club has been working for sometime to make this gift to TLC a reality as we definitely wanted to be apart of the new CAMPaign in a BIG Way! All of us in Dripping Springs are thrilled to be able to make this Leadership Gift at this time to demonstrate our commitment and belief in the future of TLC."
"The timing, material sum and heart behind this lead gift could not have come at a better time. To have just asked the Board of Directors to open a campaign - and then to have the Lions of Dripping Springs demonstrate immediately their belief in our plans - sets the appropriate tone and pace for the rest of the State to now follow. In the coming months and years, we will each have an opportunity to weigh our own commitment to this effort and decide how to respond to the challenge that lies before us. Whatever that financial commitment might ultimately come to mean, it will be borne from each of us doing our part", said Stephen Mabry.
Stephen went on to add, "My admiration and gratitude goes out to each member of the Dripping Springs Lions Club for their gift and for propelling TLC forward in its quest to prepare to receive future generations of Texas Children. Thousands of Texas Children depend on the services offered through Texas Lions Camp, some of whom have yet to be born."

Check Presentation
Pictured: from left to right: Tom Blase (Treasurer of TLC), Sandra Marsh (wife of Doug Marsh), Doug Marsh (President of DPLC),
Sharon Kemp (Member DPLC), Richard Kemp (Member DPLC), Stephen Mabry (President & CEO of TLC),
Wes Car (Vice-Chairman of the Board of TLC). (Photo courtesy, Lion Stump Weatherford)

To learn more about CAMPaign Vision 2020 & Beyond, please subscribe to this blog or visit our Next-Level page at TLC's website.. To learn more about Texas Lions Camp, visit us online at www.texaslionscamp.org or call (830) 896-8500.

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Stephen is President and CEO of Texas Lions Camp, Inc. and recently celebrated 30 years of service to this 70 year-old, 501(c)(3) charitable, organization in August of 2019. TLC, Inc. has a large Board of Directors consisting of 94 voting members and over 300 volunteer members that serve on one of 10 standing committees. As a corporation, TLC has more than 200 full-time and seasonal employees (who are organized into 7 departments) and over 2,000 volunteers per year that are responsible for creating an atmosphere of success for more than 1,500 children with physical disabilities per summer. Stephen is a Certified Association Executive with the American Society of Association Executives, a past Certified Fund-Raising Executive with the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Stephen is a father of three and resides on TLC’s Kerrville campus together with his wife Shawn, who as luck would have it, is a professional editor.
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