You could say Sheryl Cook became a volunteer for Easterseals while still in the womb. Cook’s mother, Gloria Cook, became involved as an Easterseals volunteer and advocate before Sheryl was born, even serving as the National Chairman of the Board of Easterseals.
Her father, Tom Cook, also was a supporter of Easterseals and founded the highly successful Rotary-Easterseals Golf Tournament in 1979 to honor his wife, Gloria, and her extraordinary efforts as an Easterseals advocate.
The Rotary Golf Tournament has become a local tradition, and in its 40th year, the Rotary Golf Tournament benefiting Easterseals has raised just shy of $1,000,000.
Sheryl and her family at Tom Cook Jeweler have given tremendous gifts to Easterseals and many other community agencies to support special events in the form of prizes, sponsorships, cash and volunteer time.
On Friday, November 20, 2020, the Association of Fundraising Professionals Volusia/Flagler Chapter held their annual National Philanthropy Day event and named Sheryl Cook and Tom Cook Jeweler as their Corporate Philanthropist of the Year! Earlier during the event, Sheryl Cook was also named Easterseals 2020 Agency Champion. Thank you, Sheryl and Tom Cook Jeweler!