Lucy Fowlkes Breed Family Service Volunteer Award
Past award recipients
2016 volunteer award recipent was Joy Moody, volunteer for Greater Tilton Area Family Resource Center.
2014 volunteer award recipient was Roger Kosits of Meredith, volunteer for Lakes Region Community Services Family Resource Center’s Autism Center.
2012 vounteer award recipient was Josephine Bailey of Manchester, volunteer for Easter Seals NH.
2010 volunteer award recipient was Tia Parr of Northfield, volunteer for the Children's Place and Parent Education Center in Concord.
In 1972, while volunteering in a New York City childcare agency, Lucy Fowlkes Breed realized families needed parenting education and support to give their children the best start in life. So Lucy returned to school after a ten- year hiatus to finish her BA in Psychology and MA in Developmental Psychology. She graduated in 1977 from Columbia Teachers College having focused on early childhood development and parenting education.
Lucy got involved with the Children's Place and Parent Education Center in Concord because she recognized the need. "At the time there wasn't much support for young families except medical care." Lucy has been a long-time volunteer, founding and dedicating over 20 years as the facilitator of the New Parents Support Group at the center.
Lucy also served as a founding trustee on the board of the New Hampshire Children's Trust, dedicating 14 years as board member, 8 of those years as board chair. Upon her retirement, the New Hampshire Children's Trust set up the Lucy Fowlkes Breed Legacy Fund and created the award in her honor.