The Northshore Community Foundation announced the recipient of the Third Annual Dick Knight Award was Mrs. Ola Magee, Program Director of the Regina Coeli Child Development Center (RCCDC). The award is given annually in honor of the late Richard F. “Dick” Knight. Susan Bonnett Bourgeois, CEO of the Foundation said they honor Dick’s legacy by recognizing the life-long service that Ola has given to Head Start and the children and families of her community. Having started as a volunteer at a Head Start facility in Franklinton in 1971, Magee was soon hired and her true passion for caring for others began to shine. While she and her husband were raising four children of their own, Magee took night classes at Southeastern to get her teaching certificate and later earned a B.S. in Education while rising through the organization with a reputation as a loving and devoted teacher, employee and leader.
Magee received $5,000 as recognition of her selfless contribution to the nonprofit sector and the Foundation would like to thank Resource Bank, the Gia Maione Prima Foundation and the Fund for Bogalusa for the contributions to making this years’ award possible.