The Davie Community Foundation Board of Directors welcomed two new members and a former member in January as they met for the 2017 Planning Day. Amanda Cranfill and Dan Womble will bring fresh ideas and new individual talents and energy to the Board through December 2019. Phil Fuller brings a true passion for the organization back to the board as he serves another three year term.
Dr. Joel Edwards will lead the Board of Directors in 2017, serving as Chairman; Dr. Chris Owens will serve as Vice-Chairman; Jane Brookshire as Secretary; and Joan Woodard, CPA as Treasurer. “We look forward to an exciting year with these leaders at the helm,” said Jane Simpson, president. “We look forward to completing the 5n5 Community Impact Challenge, continuing support for the Healthy Davie Initiative; and making decisions about the future use of the former Bike Shop. It should be a fast paced year!”
AMANDA is a lifelong resident of Davie County. After graduating from Bob Jones University, she began her real estate career in 1999. As the founder of the Hillsdale Real Estate Group, Amanda understands the importance of giving back to her community. A faithful parent volunteer at Shady Grove Elementary School, Amanda enjoys being involved in her children’s lives. This year she will once again chair the 9th annual Olin C. Cranfill Memorial Golf Tournament at Oak Valley, which benefits a nursing student scholarship fund.
Recently elected to serve on the Board of Governors for Bermuda Run Country Club, Amanda plays an active role in the Ladies Tennis Association, which serves to promote various programs that support an active lifestyle in her community. In December, the LTA co-hosted a Christmas luncheon that raised more than $7,000 for A Storehouse for Jesus. In previous years, Amanda co-hosted tennis tournaments at Bermuda Run to raise funds and awareness for the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.
When Amanda and her husband, Darren, a local real estate attorney, are not in the office, they enjoy spending time with their children, Ali (10) and Luke (7), playing tennis, traveling, and fishing. The Cranfill’s attend Calvary West in Advance, where they serve together in Children’s Ministries and the First Impressions Hospitality Group.
DAN was born in Wake County and grew up in Clemmons. He has lived in Davie County since 1994. He is an attorney and has practiced law for 30 years with an office in Clemmons since 1988. His law practice focuses primarily on estate planning, administration of estates, real estate and small businesses. Dan graduated from West Forsyth High School and holds BA and Juris Doctor degrees from Wake Forest University.
Dan has been actively involved in the community for the past 30 years being a past member of the Clemmons Jaycees, Rotary Club and Chairman of the West Area Chamber of Commerce (1995). He is currently a member of the Davie County Chamber of Commerce and is also very active in his church, Ardmore Baptist Church, serving as a deacon and chairman of various committees.
Dan is married to Jan Womble and they have three children, all of whom graduated from Davie High School.
PHIL moved to Davie County when he was fourteen years old and never left. He graduated from Davie County High School and then received an Associate’s Degree in Welding Technology. Phil knew he wanted to start a welding business as a very young man and took the necessary steps to make it happen. Phil started Fuller Welding and Fabricators in 1972, at the age of 19, in a 40’ x 40’ tin shed. He will celebrate 45 years in business in 2017 with a company that employs twenty-two employees. Phil has also started two other companies along the way.
Phil is a strong supporter of A Storehouse for Jesus, has served on the Davie County Planning Board for seven years, and is an active member of Hardison United Methodist Church where he serves in a variety of roles. Phil was a member of the Davie Community Foundation Board for seven years, serving as Chairman for two before stepping away for a short time. Phil and wife Darlene have 3 children and 5 grandchildren who all live in Davie County.
As new members are added, we say good-bye to dedicated volunteers and thank them for their service to the community. The board expresses its sincere gratitude to retiring directors Hank Van Hoy, Richard Williams and George Webb for their leadership and dedicated service. We hope they will remain ambassadors to the Community Foundation for many years.
A special thank you is extended to George Webb for his passion and leadership as Chairman of the Board. Thanks to George’s leadership the Foundation experienced its largest growth since inception in 2016. George’s dedication to Davie County and its Community Foundation will be truly be missed.