YVONNE JORDAN

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Kathi Saage
Don Crevier
Marilyn Mcintyre
Yvonne Jordan

YVONNE JORDAN

Over a decade ago, Yvonne Jordan was reading the newspaper and saw an ad for The Wooden Floor's Annual Concert. "I thought to myself, I don't know what this is, but I want to go! I was intrigued." Jordan says the concert left her, her husband Damien, and their children over-the-top impressed. And so began Yvonne and Damien Jordan's long and generous commitment to The Wooden Floor. They both serve as members of the organization's Board of Directors and over the years their support has come in many forms; from being Concert Underwriters to chaperoning students on field trips as part of the Dance Partner program. "I'm not a dancer," Yvonne jokes, "but I can certainly load a car full of kids and take them to Cirque Du Soleil. It is so fun, meeting different students each time, and then seeing them in a concert later that year. I love doing that.”

Yvonne's impact on The Wooden Floor is clearly driven by a passion for the organization's outcomes. "The Wooden Floor has impacted so many lives - its students, their siblings, their families. Sustaining that for nearly 30 years is amazing. When I attended the graduation party last year, it was such a powerful experience. I met and sat with a graduate and her parents. They said they knew that without The Wooden Floor, as smart as their daughter was, she would never have had the opportunity to go to college on the east coast and study pre-med. I really want to honor that spirit.”