by Sage Verdi, Intern for the Education Foundation
Irene Joyce (wearing blue in the photo) describes herself as an artist, choral singer, bowling alley worker-drone, and mother of three successful children. Her husband Jim is a retired Fairview Park police officer. She also has an identical twin sister Ingrid Dickson (wearing pink in the photo). Together the two of them go on adventures, make art, and volunteer, which includes going to The Education Foundation meetings.
Irene thinks the best part about being a trustee is working with intelligent, articulate, and thoughtful people, who who care about their communities, the schools, and--most importantly--other people's kids. She is proud to be part of an organization that advances enrichment opportunities for children, families, and educational professionals.
Serving on the Scholarship Committee of The Education Foundation is Irene's most significant duty because she presents scholarships to the deserving students of the Berea City School District. She believes seeing the tangible results of all the work the Foundation does is truly gratifying. She also serves on the Auction Committee, which she says is just plain fun!
Irene's passion for The Education Foundation is derived by touching the lives of future generations of world citizens who need to contribute to a civil, informed, and culturally rich society. Her work, along with her fellow trustees, provides research and encouragement to the educators who are charged with the monumental task of nurturing future members of our global society.
The Education Foundation is fortunate to have Irene as a Trustee!