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Volunteer Award Winner:
Gaby Davis

Gallery Information- 2001

Outgoing, positive, and energetic are just a few of the words that describe Gaby Davis, Gallery Information Committee Volunteer of the Year. Since joining the committee four years ago, she has become involved as program committee co-chairman which entails organizing enrichments each month. But her most ambitious task was as chairman of the Volunteer Committee Annual Meeting and Luncheon this past May. Needless to say, it was a great success as everyone who attended can attest. A recent program that Gaby arranged for GI was a most enjoyable trip to Cranbrook House and Gardens. This included docent-lead tours and, of course, lunch.

As a native Detroiter Gaby attended Detroit public schools from kindergarten through high school. As a child she also took art lessons at the DIA. Upon graduation from Central High, she attended Detroit Arts and Crafts (now College for Creative Studies) and Wayne University. After her three children were in school all day, Gaby attended Oakland University and graduated with a degree in elementary education. A masters degree from MSU came next, which she put to good use teaching in the Pontiac public schools for 28 years.

Gaby’s other volunteer interests are the Oakland County Literacy Council and the Ferndale Literacy Project. At the Literacy Council she volunteers in the office and also finds time to tutor two students in basic literacy skills. She was selected Literacy Tutor of the Year in 2000.

Besides her volunteer work, travel to visit her children and grandchildren in Washington, D.C. and Chicago is a top priority. And, of course, she also enjoys visits to museums in every city to which she travels.

In the few short years since Gaby has joined GI, she has truly become an integral part of the volunteer scene.

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