From the Greensboro Symphony Guild May/June 2017 Newsletter
Established in 1979, the Golden Note Award is presented to those Guild members who have made an outstanding service contribution to the Guild and to the community. Our 2017 recipient qualifies on both counts. She joined the Guild in 2007 and jumped in with both feet, chairing the Golf Tournament. She has served on the Executive Board and supported numerous fundraisers, deb activities, Classics events and Musicale Sundays. She can read a spreadsheet, explain budgets and track down expenses with such skill that our President Elect has deemed her a masterful forensic accountant. The Guild has been most fortunate to benefit from the financial expertise of our current Treasurer, Pam Stearns. The Guild has shared in her life journey, witnessing her marriage to Dennis and the birth of their two daughters. The Stearns family has opened their home and hearts to our organization. Pam is the Director of Financial Focus for Women, Chief Financial Officer and a Financial Advisor at Stearns Financial Group. She feels that guiding women to make better financial and life decisions is her professional calling. She holds a BA in economics from UCLA and an MBA with emphasis in Finance and Accounting from the University of California, Irvine. There is an alphabet of credentials behind her name, including CPA, RFG, CDFA, AICPA and FPA. Pam is also involved with many non-profit boards, including Greensboro’s Women to Women’s Endowment Fund, Hospice, Junior League, Bennett College and Peninsula Center for the Blind. She loves traveling and outdoor sports and was featured in a series of articles by the American Sailing Association. She also appeared on a nationwide PBS TV Series with Susan Bradley, “Women in Transition.” Ms. Bradley states, “Pam has the gift of helping people understand complex and often confusing financial issues while making it fun and exciting at the same time. She brings out the best in people and genuinely cares about making a difference in people’s lives.”
Thank you, Pam, for making a difference in our lives and sharing your many gifts so generously. We honor you today with the Golden Note Award.