Expressions of sympathy through kind words, visits, cards, food, flowers and plants have been received at the Prevent Blindness Georgia office where Jenny Pomeroy served as CEO for nearly 17 years. We all appreciate the thoughtful gestures of so many people that Jenny has touched.
I’ve taken a moment to share a few of the words that so aptly describe Jenny’s impact on those who knew her.
“Jenny was a gracious, intelligent and skillful nonprofit executive who was responsible for tremendous growth of PBGA under her leadership. She deserves every accolade she will be given. Jenny was a perfect example of a dedicated life well-lived.” – Brenda Horne, Executive Director, Community Health Charities Southeast
“During my several years on the Board, I was so impressed with Jenny’s leadership. She always found a way to motivate people to do their best and hit new highs. She touched so many lives with her great work. She was a true blessing.” – Todd Podell, Chief Procurement Officer, Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
“Jenny friendship, leadership and dedication to Prevent Blindness Georgia and Prevent Blindness America will be greatly missed.” – Hugh Parry, President & CEO, Prevent Blindness America
“She didn’t care about getting credit for anything. She was someone who made you feel it was your idea.” – Scott Pastor, MD, Board Co-Chair, Prevent Blindness Georgia
“Jenny and I were great colleagues and collaborators, perhaps because we were both so different and so alike at the same time. She was a woman of strong faith and that helps me know that she would want us all to remember the important mission and work we shared, the laughter and love.” Subie Green, President, Center for the Visually Impaired
“When you needed her, she was there. If she had any free time, she gave it up and worked for Prevent Blindness Georgia what seemed like 24/7.” – Amy Hutchinson, MD, Board Co-Chair, Prevent Blindness Georgia.
“I went to abcnews.com and her story was listed under Top Stories with a great picture of Jenny and a video. It put a smile on my face to know that Jenny is still educating the world. She was truly an amazing woman and I know that I will especially miss her wise words and witty comebacks.” – Tekelia Powe, Program Data Systems Association, Prevent Blindness Georgia
“Jenny was one amazing woman whom we all have been blessed to know and call our friend.” – Barbara Myers, Director of Public Education & Advocacy, Prevent Blindness Georgia
A memorial service for Jenny will take place tomorrow (Wednesday, July 31) at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta. As Board member Shilvi Leinwand said, “I am thankful to have known such an incredible woman.”