Jill Suwanski named as newest Board Member for foundation
Church’s Partners Foundation, the non-profit entity established by Church’s Chicken to bring educational opportunities to deserving young people, announced the appointment of their newest board member, Jill Suwanski. The volunteer board is responsible for strategic planning, fundraising and expanding the amount of scholarships the group can award each year. Since its inception two years ago, the foundation has awarded nearly a quarter million dollars in scholarships to students in 18 states.
Suwanksi also serves as the Senior Director, Associate General Counsel for Church’s Chicken, a position she has held since September 2014. Prior to joining Church’s Chicken, Suwanski was employed at the law firm of Baker Donelson in Nashville, TN and an Associate at the law firm of Taft, Stettinius & Hollister in Cincinnati, OH. In addition to her professional career, Suwanski has been actively involved in community service for many years, earning the Lewis R. Donelson Public Service Award while at Baker Donelson.
Suwanski also worked as an organizer of the H.E.L.P. (Homeless Experience Legal Protection) program at Room in the Inn in Nashville and previously held board positions with the Young Jacksonian Society at the Hermitage (the home of President Andrew Jackson in Nashville), the Kentucky Wesleyan College Alumni Board, the University of Kentucky College of Law Alumni Board, and the Yearlings, a nonprofit organization that raises money for charities and scholarships in the Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati area.
Founded in Atlanta, GA in 2007, the Church’s Partners Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) public charity. Its mission is to provide support and assistance to the employees and franchisees of Church’s Chicken and Texas Chicken, their families and the communities in which they live. Programs include the Church’s Scholars Program which provides $1,000 scholarships to eligible applicants. For more information, visit www.churchspartners.org.
Founded in San Antonio, TX in 1952 by George W. Church, Church’s Chicken is one of the largest quick service restaurant chicken chains in the world. Church’s specializes in Original and Spicy Chicken freshly prepared throughout the day in small batches that are hand-battered and double-breaded, Tender Strips, sandwiches, honey-butter biscuits made from scratch and freshly baked, and classic, home-style sides all for a great value. Church’s (along with its sister brand Texas Chicken outside the Americas) has more than 1,650 locations in 23 countries and international territories and system-wide sales of more than $1 billion. For more information, visit www.churchs.com. Follow Church’s on Facebook at www.facebook.com/churchschicken and Twitter at www.twitter.com/churchschicken.