Headrick named volunteer of the year | People
The following is a press release from the Leaf Foundation:
Ellisville native Katie Tucker Headrick has been named Volunteer of the Year for 2013 by the Hattiesburg-based Leaf Foundation. The local scholarship foundation is the official sponsor of The Leaf Pageants, official Miss America preliminary contests. Headrick is currently a member of the Board of Directors for The Leaf Foundation.
According to Board Chair Michael Marks, Headrick is defined by a lifetime of community service, charitable giving and helping those in need. “The young women whose lives she has touched in our program have benefitted tremendously from her gift of caring. She is a true mentor.”
Close to Headrick’s heart through personal experience, is her work with The Benefit for Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Program, which assisted Bay, Gulf, Jackson, Franklin and Holmes counties in Florida.
Selected as Laurel’s Outstanding Young Woman in 1979 for her work with children and young people in Jones County, she continues that service mode in Lamar County where she now resides.
The former Miss Ellisville acknowledges her philanthropic work, “I never grow tired of promoting scholarship in young women. Empowering young women with a sense of independence improves the quality of life for all of us.”
Former recipients of The Foundation’s annual award include BancorpSouth’s Wes Rouse, Brett and Deanna Favre, and Raphael Scott Waldrop, Director of Hattiesburg High School Forensics.
Headrick received her official plaque as Leaf Foundation Volunteer of the Year at the annual scholarship program held recently at The Historic Saenger Theater in Downtown Hattiesburg, where over $353 thousand dollars was offered to participants in this year’s foundation awards. For more information on The Leaf Foundation, click on leafrivervalley.com.