Community C.A.R.E.S. Foundation, Inc. elects new board

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Joyce Broadwater is the newly-elected president of the Community C.A.R.E.S. Foundation (CCF), Inc., which is dedicated to providing college scholarships and enrichment programs to high school and middle school students in Newton and Rockdale counties.

Broadwater comes with a wealth of experience, having served on other nonprofit boards and as a board advisor. Broadwater has a background in financial services and is a small business owner.

The 2017 CCF board officers are: Alfreda Williams, 1st vice president; Bresha Shaw Franklin, 2nd vice president; Sharmange Goff, treasurer; Gale Burgess, assistant treasurer; Lynn Daniels Koffi, secretary; and Kim Bridwell, assistant secretary.

The board members are: Joy Jackson Guildford; Sharron Porter; and Shermanetta Carter.

“All of the board members embody the spirit of community and bring talent, expertise and energy to the board table. I am fortunate to have them by my side as we continue to grow our organization,” said Broadwater.

CCF, in collaboration with Chi Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., sponsors the annual China Affair luncheon fashion show as one its main fundraisers. Over the past 12 years, proceeds from the luncheon have enabled CCF to provide more than $107,650 toward the education and development of youth in surrounding counties.

This year’s event will take place April 22, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Stone Ridge Event Center, 1750 Stone Ridge Drive, Suite A, Stone Mountain. For more information, visit

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