When Core Values Match, Sparks Fly

As many of our wonderful clients already know, MIS Solutions strives to add value in everything we do and at every interaction, whether that be with our own employees, our clients, our vendors or our community. Adding value is woven into the very fabric of who we are, which is why our partnership with the Home of Hope at Gwinnett Children’s Shelter just made sense.

Just as our mission is not to offer a Band-Aid solution to our client’s IT networks, their goal is not to simply offer a quick fix for a homeless child and mother, but rather to offer real hope and a road map towards independence. Countless citizens throughout our communities give generously of their time and energies to organizations built around making lives better. HOH at GCS wanted to honor such an individual and recognize the impact one person can have on the lives of others.

At their annual luncheon in November, Maureen Kornowa, director of the shelter, reminded the audience that it only takes a spark to start a flame. And it only takes the actions of one person to have a profound and lasting effect on their community. The Power of One award represents that ideal and was awarded to Peggy Slappey for her years of selfless giving and leadership in various non-profit organizations throughout Atlanta. More than 130 attended the moving and emotional presentation which took place at the 1818 Club. Slappey, a Gwinnett-based business leader, has a long history of servant leadership in her community which is what led to her nomination for the award, said Maureen Kornowa, director of HOH@GCS.

“Peggy has been a dear friend of ours throughout the years. She has given so much of her time to help young mothers get back on their feet in order to provide a better life for them and their kids. Last Christmas especially comes to mind, when Peggy donated a new car to one of our mothers who needed transportation to get to and from her new job. After consulting with Peggy’s friends, peers, and family, we learned that she expresses this kind of generosity to so many different people and organizations in our community…this all around generosity is why we selected her as this year’s Power of One Award Winner. Her individual efforts perfectly define the impact that one person can have on the lives of so many.”

We at MIS Solutions would like to extend our congratulations to Peggy on being named the recipient of the Power of One award and our appreciation for her unfailing commitment to altruism and servant leadership in Atlanta.

Several MIS clients attended the luncheon and presentation and told us how touched they were by the stories that were shared.  If you are interested in learning more about this inspiring annual event and award, please call us at 678-745-5109 or email us at info@mis-solutions.com.

Top photo: From left, Lliam Holmes, CEO of MIS Solutions; Tomika Waldon, guest speaker at the event; Peggy Slappey, winner of the Power of One award; Jennifer Holmes, president of MIS; Derek Wynegar, client account manager at MIS; and Maureen Kornowa, director of the Home of Hope at Gwinnett Children’s Shelter.

Tomika Waldron, a former guest of Home of Hope at Gwinnett Children’s Shelter shared her story with the more than 130 people in attendance (Photos courtesy of Oakey Agency).




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