Ann Denlinger, president of the Wake Education Partnership, is giving a thank-you message as she retires from the position later this month.
In an e-mail message today to WEP supporters, Denlinger said the group "re-examined its mission, purpose and goals" during her tenure. She said that "our mission has not wavered and the review has left us more focused and relevant than ever before."
Denlinger is also asking people to donate to the WEP in next Wednesday's Money Drop fundraiser.
Here's her message:
I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to the many people who have made my past three years so rewarding at Wake Education Partnership. As many of you know, I will be leaving the Partnership this month and beginning my retirement (again) after more than 40 years in education.
I am retiring at a time when Wake County finds itself at a crossroads. When I first entered the classroom, few dared to predict the successes this county has seen. But that success also came with growing pains.
Due in part to those challenges, the Partnership re-examined its mission, purpose and goals during my tenure. I am happy to report that our mission has not wavered and the review has left us more focused and relevant than ever before.
The Partnership's strength comes from your support. My request to you is to show that support during the Partnership's upcoming Money Drop online fundraiser Sept. 22. The details can be found on our web site or in the initial announcement below. If you know of others who wish to participate, please forward this request to them.
Again, thanks to all of you for making my work here so rewarding and please consider a donation to the Partnership in whatever amount is meaningful to you.
President, Wake Education Partnership