Last week, Evren Eryurek, Melissa Stephens and their sons, who attend Parkmead Elementary and Walnut Creek Intermediate, came to our Board meeting and presented us with a check for $12,500. Mr. Eryurek works for General Electric and was the recipient of the Chairman’s Award which donates money to the non-profit of the winner’s choice. Mr. Eryurek saw our volunteers outside of Parkmead during our Turn Up The Heat Campaign in February, which was perfect timing, as he had just won the Chairman’s Award. Seeing these volunteers inspired Mr. Eryurek to designate WCEF as the beneficiary of his award! We are so thankful for families like the Eryureks who help us support the educational needs of the children in our community and to companies like General Electric that recognize the importance of investing in their community.