From September 2012

Local honored for years of service

   Allie Faye Busby, formerly with Crisis Center of Anderson & Cherokee Counties, Ms. Anderson, and Gary Allen, Workforce Solutions East Texas.    

        As featured in the Jacksonville Daily Progress – Saturday, July 21, 2012  Nonprofit and Community leaders drove from nine towns to honor Pam Anderson’s decade of services to A Circle of Ten, Inc. – Network for Collaboration on Monday.

      “The flowers and cards came all day followed by a great reception of people touched by Pam’s efforts the last 10 years,” Kathy Holdway, agency founder, said.  “We would not be where we are today, building the capacity of leaders, bringing down 100s of thousands of dollars for collaborating nonprofits if not for Ms. Anderson”

     Currently Pam is contract manager for C10’s Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD) “Building Capacity Across Texas Project” bringing training and support to 17 TCDD Grantee agencies across the state.  This three year contact is building capacity and creating multi-agency, grant funded collaborations benefiting agencies serving people with disabilities.

     Her role in C10’s Funders’ Forum & Networking Gathering helped grow the Forum from eight Funders in the first Jacksonville Forum to 45-50 Funders in the Tyler, Athens, TX A&M University and Winnsbro Forums.  The US Dept of Commerce representative said “this is the largest gathering of grant makers in the nation.”  The 10th Funders’ Forum is being planned as a statewide event with TCDD and other state and federal sponsors.

     Ms. Anderson often represents Jacksonville on a national level.  In December she will present at the 2012 National Education Conference at the invitation of the Texas Association of Partners in Education.

     She has chaired federal grant review panels for U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for past four years, plus served on review panels since 2005.

     “We are proud of the leaders who came to honor Pam and her decade of services to meet our mission “To empower leaders and foster healthy collaborations to improve the quality of life,” Holdway said.

Other postings of this event were also listed in the Tyler Courier Times Telegraph, The Cherokeean Herald and The Bullard Banner News.