Representatives of 35 local nonprofits gathered at Quail Valley at the Pointe for the 20th annual Quail Valley Charities check distribution, which this year granted roughly $750,000.
“What better way to celebrate this but to have a new venue for all of us to come together and celebrate what we’ve achieved, so welcome to the Pointe,” said Kathy Mulvey, Quail Valley Golf Club CEO/owner.
“I know a lot of people haven’t been here before, so we thought it would be a great idea for you to see another part of our properties. Many of you have taken this journey with us throughout the years, but some of you are relatively new,” said Mulvey. “I think Quail Valley Charities has a very bright future with everybody here in this room, so I thank you.”
Mulvey recognized several people for their support of Quail Valley Charities over the past 20 years, beginning with Wanda Lincoln, who chairs Quail Valley Charities Week.
“This lady is our true leader. Her organizational skills and deep devotion of what she does for Quail Valley Charities is unmeasurable. I can’t thank her enough,” said Mulvey.
She next recognized Trudie Rainone, who despite very difficult challenges this year, still found time to help them achieve their goals.
“She has an undying spirit to help others, and you see that every time you see her. It’s not about her, it’s about everybody else,” said Mulvey.
She thanked Martha Redner, Quail’s membership director and the executive director of Quail Valley Charities, for being “the true face of Quail Valley Charities. She keeps us all organized and focused on our mission. And most importantly, she keeps our members up-to-date and informed as to what they can do to help the charity reach its goal.”
“It’s hard to believe 20 years have gone by,” said Redner, thanking the representatives for their roles in the education and well-being of local children.
“We really appreciate everything you do. This was another great year,” said Redner, recognizing the support of sponsors, member donors and the committee. She also acknowledged the hard work of the Quail Valley department heads and their teams, who coordinated and ran the various events.
“That is all donated time, and we truly appreciate all the extra hours and all the efforts that you all make. So, cheers to 20 years and over $10 million raised for the children in our community,” said Redner.
Before they distributed the checks, Lincoln noted that Quail Valley Charities funds specific programs rather than the nonprofit as a whole.
Photos by Kaila Jones