Local nonprofit celebrates life, legacy of board member
VOORHEES- On November 20th, Center For Family Services honored the memory of Regina Hill, long-time board member and donor, at a dedication ceremony in which a building was renamed in her memory. Hill who died in 2013 cemented her legacy to Center For Family Services with an estate donation of $200,000 to help the expansion of critical programming to support vulnerable individuals in the South Jersey community.
“Regina was a beautiful person who had a remarkable influence on our ability to provide the best possible services to people in need of healing and support,” said Richard Stagliano, President and CEO.
During her years as a volunteer and donor, Hill’s philanthropy touched many of the programs at Center For Family Services, providing direct support to children, especially during the holidays when Hill’s donations helped families experience the joy of the holiday season.
In honor of Regina’s memory, the Center’s building located at 108 Somerdale Road in Voorhees is named The Regina Hill Center For Counseling, Healing, and Support. Hill’s planned gift of $200,000 will support the expansion of the Center’s continuum of care and allow for implementation of new programming to meet the changing needs of children and families in southern New Jersey.
“Regina’s gift is a prime example of her vision and leadership” said Stagliano. “We continue to be grateful for her passion and dedication to our mission. It is our privilege to recognize her legacy through the naming of our building. Her legacy will touch lives for years to come.”
Regina’s fellow board members remember her as a strong woman who was persistent in her role supporting those in need. “Regina was an advocate for the underserved. She had a strong desire to ensure options were available to people in need of support and healing,” said Eileen Borland who has served on the board for 26 years.
Regina overcame many challenges in her own life and was proud of her successful lifetime career as a secretary at RCA, then located in Camden City. She is described by those who know her as a hard worker who entered the workforce at a time when women had to work incredibly hard in order to gain respect in the workplace.
“The way we empower women through our work at Center For Family Services is something Regina was extremely proud of. She was passionate about this work,” says Borland.
Center For Family Services has been serving vulnerable children, individuals, and families in the southern region of New Jersey for more than 95 years. Services include counseling/behavioral health, early childhood education, safe and supportive housing, substance abuse treatment, family support/prevention, and victim/trauma services.