Also honored at the 2019 donor appreciation dinner was Lauren Rutherford, senior at Paoli High School who was named Emerging Philanthropist of the Year. She is the youngest ever chosen for the honor.

Lauren started the PHS Care Club, a group of students dedicated entirely to raising funds to help others in the community. The 40-member club pursues fund-raising efforts, performs philanthropic deeds, and ensures its own continuity through the fostering and grooming of leadership within its own ranks.

Congratulations to Lauren and her group of students. You are a brilliant example of what today’s youth can accomplish through caring!