18
Dec

Lincoln Foundation Salutes Ms. Faye D. Owens Upon Her Retirement

Ms. Faye Owens seated next to Whitney M. YOUNG Scholar alum Kendrick Quisenberry during her retirement luncheon.

Ms. Faye Owens has officially retired from Lincoln Foundation after devoting 20 years of dedication towards the education of deserving youth in our community.  Lincoln Foundation staff held a special luncheon to honor Ms. Owens on her last day.  Faye D. Owens began working for Lincoln Foundation in 2000 after an illustrious career at Jefferson County Public Schools.  She was hired by Dr. Samuel Robinson, President Emeritus, as the Director of the Whitney M. YOUNG Scholars Program®.  She then advanced to Director Educational Programs as she led the educational initiatives for Lincoln Foundation.  In 2012, she semi-retired as Director and became the Scholar Advocate, providing one-on-one mentoring to Scholars as they pursued academic excellence.

During her tenure, 847 Scholars graduated from high school and 446 Scholars graduated from college.  This is a testimony of Ms. Owens’ exemplary leadership and passion for young people that will live on for generations to come.  Please join the Lincoln Foundation staff, Board of Trustees and our deserving students in wishing Ms. Owens a happy and well-deserved retirement.

Lincoln Foundation is accepting gifts to the Faye McBride Owens & Ina Hall Scholarship to honor Ms. Owens.  To donate, click here.