The Daily Gazette published an article on the crowning of the 2019 Mother of the Year. The award was presented to Marylin Kippins of Latham during the Albany Tulip Festival. The annual competition is sponsored by St. Peter’s Health Partners.
From the article:
A single mother of four college educated sons, Kippins began to make waves in 2014 when some light was shone on the foundation that her mother established. Marylin has since taken the helm of the organization, the Flora E. Kippins Foundation.
Since 2005, the people of Ghana have benefited from the foundation, which has been responsible for bringing a water pipeline to villagers. As a result of her fundraising success and her efforts to help, Kippins was named Nana Ama Sam, or Village Queen of the village that her foundation helped.
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