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Trustee Erin Leary is Honored with the 2020 Helen Mynderse Award published November 06, 2020

Erin Leary is the 2020 recipient of the Helen Mynderse Volunteer Award

Historic Cherry Hill is pleased to announce that Erin Leary is the recipient of the 2020 Helen Mynderse Award. 

Joining Historic Cherry Hill’s Board of Trustees in 2018, Erin immediately brought her considerable talents to bear, to help shape and implement a vision for the museum’s future.  Armed with a clear vision of the site’s value, significance, and potential, Erin was a key contributor to the 2019-2021 Strategic Plan and 2019 marketing plan.  In 2019, she began managing the museum’s social media pages, launched our Instagram account, and exponentially grew our following through thoughtful and timely posts drawn from the museum collections. Over two years, she has managed four social media fundraisers, including two very successful Giving Tuesday campaigns. And over the past year, she has taken a leading role in grant writing, helping the museum to secure two prestigious federal grants from National Endowment for the Humanities and Institute of Museum and Library Services totaling $77,000.

The Mynderse Award is given annually to a Cherry Hill trustee or volunteer who has gone “above and beyond” to establish Cherry Hill as a respected and viable institution within the community—seldom could one person better fit the bill!

Congratulations, Erin….and thank you!