The College Park Community Foundation (CPCF) is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2015 inaugural Chair’s Award. The CPCF Chair’s Award was established to celebrate an individual, business, or organization that exemplifies service to the community. The residing CPCF Board Chair determines the recipient and will present this non-monetary award at the annual Awards Gala.
For 2015, the CPCF Board Chair Tricia Homer, will present the award to long-
time College Park resident, Thelma Lomax. Mrs. Lomax moved to College Park in 1953 and her children were two of the first to integrate College Park Elementary School. A resident of the historic Lakeland neighborhood, she was one of the originators of the city’s longstanding Martin Luther King ceremony.
In her role as chair/co-chair of the event, Mrs. Lomax tirelessly engaged local schools and youth, and was critical to growing the event building partnerships with various community organizations along the way. She is also active in her church (First Baptist Church of College Park) and has served on the city’s housing authority, Lakeland civic association and scholarship committees.
Mrs. Lomax will be formally recognized at the College Park Community Foundation’s annual Awards Gala on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.
The Gala will feature a 3-course dinner, cocktails, musical entertainment, and a silent auction, highlighting items from local businesses. All are invited to attend. Proceeds from the event support CPCF’s grant-making and outreach activities. Individual tickets for the Awards Gala are $50 and may be purchased online at cpcfgala2015.brownpapertickets.com.