Long-time Connie Maxwell Employee Receives 2018 Distinguished Service Award from Palmetto Association for Children and Families
Date: Thursday, March 22
Becky Butler, a long-time employee of Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, was presented with the Palmetto Association for Children and Families Distinguished Service Award during their 2018 Annual Conference February 28, in Myrtle Beach.
“Becky is truly a woman of inspiration—from her early days advocating for the rights and best interests of children, through her nearly four decades of service to children and families in South Carolina,” Connie Maxwell’s Vice President for Programs, Tim Duncan, said in a letter to the nominating committee.
Butler began her career at Connie Maxwell as the Director of the Pee Dee Shelter in Florence, SC, eventually being named Campus Administrator. She has been employed at Connie Maxwell for nearly 40 years, and currently serves as the Director of Training for all five-campus locations.
Duncan described how throughout her various roles, Butler has remained on the cutting-edge of research and best practices, while always remaining focused on her clients’ physical and spiritual needs.
“Throughout Becky’s career she has been a foundation of caring and nurturing for hundreds of children in need,” said Duncan. “She has focused her skills on preparing the next generation of caregivers to serve each person where they are in their walk through life, and as one individual.”
Butler talked about how she ‘wept with shock’ after learning the news that she would receive this award—especially knowing some of the past award recipients included former Connie Maxwell President Dr. Ben Davis and long-time former employee Jack Cauley.
“I know many of the past recipients and could not imagine my being counted as one of ‘those’ giants of child welfare,” Butler said. “I am very humbled.”
Connie Maxwell President William D. Nicholson II, added, “I congratulate Becky on this well-deserved honor. Her example of service, love and compassion has been beautifully illustrated in the way she has sacrificially served children and families in our ministry for so many years.”