2017 HoG Press Release

SIS Press Release 2016-2017

Sisters In Service, a local, federally recognized non-profit, will host its 17th Annual “Heart of Gold” Scholarship & Community Awards Breakfast. The “Heart of Gold” Program is an occasion designed to recognize and honor our community leaders that have shown dedication in “Service” to others in their community. This breakfast will also serve as the platform for our Scholarship Awards Presentation. Sisters In Service is dedicated to helping young men and women succeed both personally and educationally by providing financial assistance and mentoring.

We are pleased to announce our 2017 Heart of Gold Awardees:

“2017 Beacon Light Awardees .i.e. Teachers of the Year”

Mr. Michael Horsford

Aurora Academy Charter School, Music Teacher


Mrs. Christy Rockhold

Aurora Academy Charter School, 7th– 8th Grade Language Arts

“2017 Community Award Winners”

Youth Advocate & Community Service Award

Ms. Leona Ward, M.A.

Outstanding Leadership Award

Ms. Anesha Ebony Williams

Friends First

Outstanding Community Servant Award

Mrs. Vicki Lynn Terry

Peoples Presbyterian Church

“2017 Community Award Winners”

Outstanding Youth of the Year

Miss Aliyah M. Cook

Grandview High School

Outstanding Sorority Member of the Year

Mrs. Gloria Magwood of

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.

Alumnae Chapter

Outstanding Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Member of the Year

Soror Ollie Smith

Theta Zeta Sigma, Aurora Alumnae Chapter

“2017 Scholarship Winners”

To be Announced and Present at the Heart of Gold

In addition we will honor an outstanding man with the ”Vanguard Service Award™” Man of the Year. The “Vanguard Service Award™”, is designed to honor men that have shown exceptional community/public service and/or significant charitable and/or philanthropic contributions of benefit to the community.

Our 2017 winner is:                                                                             Mr. Arzie Hammock

Congratulations Winners!! For a job well done and for your outstanding commitment to service to others and uplifting our community. The Heart of Gold, will take place on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Park Hill Golf Club located at 4141 East 35th Ave., Denver Colorado, 80205 from 9:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M., our keynote speaker is Mrs. Elycia R. Cook, Executive Director at Friends First, Philanthropist, Community Service and youth advocate. Mrs. Cook has an extensive and productive background in Youth Development Programs in addition to Youth Advocacies in promoting a healthy work- life balance, she is dedicated to working collectively, in the public and non-profit sectors. She embodies the mission and purpose of Sisters In Service through her service to others. We are pleases that she will serve as our 17th Annual Speaker.  

Tickets are available for $45.00 per person, with proceeds benefiting our scholarship fund. For tickets or to purchase advertisement space, please visit our website at sistersinservice1.org under the Event Store, Heart of Gold or email at sistersinservice1@comcast.net or call Jerilyn Hitch-Fuller at 303.333.7276, for more information.

Sisters In Service was established in 2000 by members of Beta Rho Sigma Denver Alumnae Chapter, of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., as a local non-profit service organization. Our organization, was conceived initially to offer local scholarships. We later adopted a finical literacy program that offered wealth building skills to our youth and young adults. Our focus has been toward the local youth and senior communities. We have been diligent in our efforts to uplift and encourage both sectors to become active and share life experiences and partner with us to motivate our youth to pursue higher education. We represent men and women bound women bound together in thought and deed toward the common purpose of self-improvement and rendering assistance wherever needed. We believe in service to one another; our youth, our families and our community. We believe that these attributes are possible through Service; …. We Serve, We Advance, We Grow.