ABOUT US

 

 

LAMPLighters is a ladies auxiliary working on behalf of the children of Metropolitan Ministries and Joshua House in Tampa. "LAMPLighters" (Ladies Assisting Metropolitan People) focus on the needs of homeless and at-risk children.

 

Mission

The historical focus of LAMPLighters has been to support the children and families in residence at Metropolitan Ministries. In 2002-03, the membership voted to expand the scope to assist other programs supporting children in need. Beginning that year, a portion of the annual funds raised were allocated to Joshua House, a program and shelter for abused and neglected children from the Tampa Bay area.

 

Description

In 1986, a few caring and dedicated volunteers joined together to form a support group for the Metropolitan Ministries in Tampa. A desire to "light the way" for displaced families led to the selection of the name "LAMPLighters".

Awards

2014 Metropolitan Ministries' E. Earl Jeter, Jr. Volunteer of the Year Award


2014 Finalist for the Metropolitan Ministries' Unity Award


2013 Finalist for WEDU Be More Awards - Small NonProfit of the Year


2012 Bob Thomas Star of Philanthropy Award from the Friends at Joshua House

2003 Philanthropist Service Organization of the Year by Suncoast Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals

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2020-2021 Officers
Charlene Bleakley, President

Debbie Trujillo, President-Elect

Kari Adams, VP Membership

Summer Patterson, Membership

Daniella Quast, Treasurer

Yolanda Cielo, Assistant Treasurer

Deb Zimkus, Recording Secretary

Tracy Bales, Immediate Past President

Committee Chairs

Kirsti Meyer, Hospitality
Amy Hull, Public Relations

DeDe Grundel, Newsletter

Michelle Clark, Social Media

Nancy Leach, Website

Anne Carney, Bylaws

Ashley Gray, FLASHLights (teens)

Outreach Chairs

Cindy Sofarelli, Met Ministries Holiday Tent

Marsha Odor, Jackets for Joshua House

Ashley Gray, We Care Kits Program

Daniela Quast, We Care Kits Program

Event Chairs
Michelle Cappelli, Fall Into Fashion

Tina Dumar, Silver Coffee Chair

Laura Maddalon, Silver Coffee Co-Chair

Kimber Williams, Lights Fashion Hope

Marianne Bondanze, Lights Fashion Hope

Kari Adams, New Member Social

Summer Patterson, New Member Social

Elena Wagner, Kendra Scott Social

Amy Hull, Tory Burch Social

Tracy Bales, Anthony's Coal Fire Pizza Social

Children's Party Chairs

Jenny Wilwant, Met Min Fall Festival

Marie Harrell, Met Min Fall Festival

Lisa Herscovici, Met Min Valentine’s Party

Kathy Roetzheim, Met Min Easter Party

Linda Stacy Mills, Met Min Summer Splash

Chelsea Johnson, Joshua House Pizza Party

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Chairs

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Chairs

LAMPLighter Presidents

1986-87 Sandra Gardner

1987-88 Robin De La Vargne

1988-89 Suzanne Taggart

1989-90 Judy Mitchell

1990-91 Patsy Woodroffe

1991-92 Patsy Caranante

1992-93 Marsha Martin

1993-94 Barbara Simmons

1994-95 Janet Catlett

1995-96 Karen Richardson

1996-97 Marsha Martin

1997-98 Frances Surgenor

1998-99 Bernadette Schurr

1999-00 Lila Mulholland

2000-01 Evelyn Bowles

2001-02 Carolyn Black

2002-03 Susanne Cleckler

2003-04 Sally Ordway

2004-05 Susy (Lienhart) Nelson

2005-06 Veronica Barquero

2006-07 Cleta Alexander

2007-08 Lila Mulholland

2008-09 Valarie Cappello

2009-10 Sally Mabry

2010-11 EJ Gibson

2011-12 Helen Raterman

2012-13 Nancy Leach

2013-14 Tricia Hancock

2014-15 Christine Manley

2015-16 Kelly Breeding

2016-17 Connie Gage

2017-18 Anne Carney

2018-19 Linda Stacy Mills

2019-20 Tracy Bales

​​Call us:

813-758-6875

​Find us: 

P.O. Box 18403

Tampa, FL  33679-8403

 

 

 

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