LUCY FOWLKES BREED
Congratulations to Miranda Terry, our 11th Annual
Lucy Fowlkes Breed Family Service Award Recipient!
The New Hampshire Children’s Trust is thrilled to announce Miranda Terry of Brookline as the 11th Annual Lucy Fowlkes Breed Family Service Volunteer Award winner. As a volunteer and PTO leader in the Brookline School District (SAU41), Miranda tirelessly works to promote family engagement and partnership programs between all parents and staff.
She also volunteers her time and expertise as an early childhood educator, where she works directly with parents and teachers to organize myriad family engagement activities and fundraising events structured to support family events that promote the social and emotional well-being of Brookline’s children and their parents.
Taylor Breed (Left), Miranda Terry (Center) and Allen Breed (Right)
Throughout the academic year, she can be found in Brookline schools working directly with the kids as a substitute teacher, librarian, and office administrator. Miranda also organizes parent volunteers to oversee a variety of projects which include, but are not limited to, making repairs to playgrounds, spring egg hunts, movie nights, book fairs, and ski club outings. Any activity that benefits children and their families, Miranda can be found at its nexus!
Miranda was selected for this honor because she embodies the same attributes as Lucy Fowlkes Breed, who was known for her incredible empathy for others and her ability to meet individuals “where they are at” without regard for their circumstances.
Every year, New Hampshire Children’s Trust awards the Lucy Fowlkes Breed Family Service Volunteer Award. Candidates will have volunteered in direct service to families at a New Hampshire nonprofit that serves children or families. Volunteer work must have been done within the past two years. A virtual celebration will take place and a monetary award will be presented.
Lucy Fowlkes Breed served as a founding trustee on the Board of NH Children's Trust, dedicating fourteen years as a board member, eight of those years as board chair. Knowing there was a need in the community, Lucy also founded and was the volunteer facilitator of the “New Moms” group at the Children’s Place and Parent Education Center—a Family Resource Center in Concord.