Advisory Board Member of the Year

by Linda Leigh
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Sally Leder, Vice-President of Supreme Group (the largest privately-owned steel construction company in Canada) and a valued member of The Salvation Army’s Edmonton Advisory Board, has been named the Canada and Bermuda Territory’s Advisory Board Member of the Year for 2011.

This prestigious award is given to select individuals who, by virtue of their professional standing in a community, demonstrate support for The Salvation Army’s ideals, mission and ministry in an “extraordinary” manner. To be “extraordinary”, means the long-term use of their time, talent or treasure, with a view to strengthening the contribution, performance, presence and influence of The Salvation Army.

“Sally is a great friend of the Army whose generous support both financially and through the Edmonton Advisory Board is deeply appreciated.” says Major Ron Millar, Divisional Commander for Alberta and Northern Territories.

When receiving the award during the Supreme Group’s 10th annual Salvation Army Golf Classic held at Highlands Golf Club in June, Sally said she was deeply humbled and honoured. That day Mrs. Leder became the sixth Advisory Board member to receive the award.

The Golf Classic, which attracts up to 145 golfers, has raised substantial funding in support of Salvation Army projects over the years, including the Community Response Vehicle for Edmonton and boats for fishermen in Sri Lanka following the devastating Tsunami.

Currently, the tournament committee is committed to raise $1 million toward the Army’s new Adult Rehabilitation Centre (ARC) over the next several years.

Advisory Board members are the foundation for the public support that sustains The Salvation Army in a local community. Comprised of influential business leaders and public officials, this board of volunteers advises The Salvation Army on matters of community priorities and needs. They are dedicated to supporting the Army’s vital work.