Board Of Directors
Elsie Stearns, vice president
George Miller, secretary
Bill Marino, treasurer
Kathy Schwarzhoff Jackie Goldman Jayson Rider Dan Hanley
Mary Lou Martin
Deborah Hunter Bookkeeper
I know of an old proverb that goes “if you give a person a fish, you feed a person for one meal, but if you teach that person to fish you feed them for the rest of their life”. This is our moto at the Beacon. The word H.O.P.E. in our name stands for:
Our objective is two fold. First we work with clients to try and resolve their short term need or sometimes needs. To acheive this goal we draw upon not only our own resources, but we work in partnership with several other Pine Island and Greater Pine Island organizations. Also, we are a United Way House. This gives us access to partners beyond our immediate community.
Second we work with our clients to develop a pathway toward independence thereby enabling them to provide for their own needs. We have several programs to achieve this goal. (see “What we do” section of our website). They focus in the areas of education, counseling and mentoring.
It is only with the assistance from our donors, our dedicated group of volunteers, our caring employees, and with strong community support that it is possible for the Beacon to serve our clients in such a comprehensive manner.
You are invited to come and see us at our Thrift Store, The Center of Excellence (which is our school) and our Community Services Department.
President of the Board
Beacon of Hope
President of the Board, Beacon of Hope.