Diane McKenzie, Atco
Diane McKenzie, resident of Atco and leader of the organization, “Rubies and Pearls”, is known in the Winslow Township community and surrounding area for her tireless efforts to help others, especially young girls. Diane is a mentor and guiding light for those in need. Her organization was established in 2011, and has since recruited and mentored over 132 girls, ages 5-18 years of age. Diane provides assistance to young women through tutoring, personal health, counseling and guidance. In addition to her organization, she is also active in her church, has served as an Emergency Crisis Counselor for Atlantic County for three years, and is a member of the Winslow Township Senior Citizen Association, Winslow Red Hatter’s club and the Winslow Township Drug and Alcohol Alliance Volunteer board. Rubies and Pearls was recognized by the Camden County Commissioners in 2019 for their efforts, and is the recipient of the Martin Luther King Award through Lighthouse Church of Deliverance. Diane is a true example of how we can build up the next generation to ensure they have the skills and resources they need to follow their ambitions, meet their goals and be successful on their own.