Eustis, FL (PRWEB) August 30, 2013
Camp Boggy Creek is proud to announce the appointment of Mrs. Elli Zimmerman to its Board of Directors. Mrs. Zimmerman is a highly respected community advocate in her hometown of Jacksonville, Florida.
Mrs. Zimmerman has extensive experience in the non-profit arena, serving on the Boards of the Museum of Contemporary Art, The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital and the American Cancer Society, to name a few.
Mrs. Zimmerman shared, “I am incredibly honored and humbled to serve on the Board of Camp Boggy Creek. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to help these precious children have at least a week of sheer happiness and put their troubles aside while at camp.”
Mrs. Zimmerman, and her husband Charles, have been strong supporters of Camp Boggy Creek and in 2010 were recognized as members of The Schwarzkopf Society, the camp’s major donor program. “We are thrilled to have someone of Elli’s caliber join the governing board of Camp Boggy Creek”, stated J. Patterson Cooper, chairman of the board. “Jacksonville has historically been one of our top regions of service and Elli will certainly enhance our efforts to reach more children in need.”
About Camp Boggy Creek
Founded in 1996, Camp Boggy Creek is a year-round medical camp for children with serious illnesses. Co-founded by actor/philanthropist Paul Newman and General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, the camp offers week-long summer sessions and family retreat weekends at no charge to the children or families. Located in Eustis, Florida, the 232-acre nonprofit serves children ages 7–16 that have been diagnosed with chronic or life-threatening conditions. The camp is entirely funded by generous donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and healthcare partners. Camp Boggy Creek is a proud member of SeriousFun Children's Network. Learn more by visiting campboggycreek.org.