Jeanne Butler has been involved with The Enrichment Center in many capacities since moving to the Winston-Salem area in 1993. She first became familiar with the Center and its mission during her tenure at the newly formed Kenan Institute for the Arts at UNCSA, where she worked to create additional arts programming in the community, including a partnership that led to the creation of the Enrichment Center Percussion Ensemble, a professional music group comprised of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Jeanne has also served as a board member and has always been a strong advocate for the talents of individuals with disabilities. While her professional roles prevented her from being directly involved in fundraising, she has helped guide the Center’s development efforts for over fifteen years, and was instrumental in doubling the income generated from the Center’s annual Mardi Gras Gala fundraiser.
When asked why she continues to stay involved with the Center and the individuals served by its many programs, she says it’s the pride she sees in the students when they sell a piece of artwork or when they perform on stage for hundreds of individuals. “The Enrichment Center is a very special place and a population so worthy of our time,” she says, “and they are so appreciative.”
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