JJ and Jay Strausser in golf cartIn their March meeting, the Board of Directors bid farewell to Jay Strausser (right) as he completed his final term in this important leadership role. After a dozen years of service, Vicky Smith says, “I will miss the kindness, insight, and energy Jay brings to every meeting, every event, and every important decision in the life of King Street Center.”

Jay Strausser chaired the Raise the Bar Capital Campaign and was indispensable in rallying the community to make our new building possible. He also worked closely with Development Director, Kelli Shonter, to put on a sun-filled golf tournament each year, an important fundraiser to keep our summer programs strong. Jay leaves his imprint as Chair of the Development Committee and legacy with the establishment of the Roxane Leopold Scholarship back in 2007.