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Leadership Transition and Farewell Celebration

Eighth Street Community, a cherished organization that has been serving the greater Huntsville/Madison County area since 1979, is undergoing a significant leadership transition.

Pictured Susan McGrady and Andrea Williams


Andrea Williams, Executive Director, developed a deep connection with the organization as her grandparents Gordon and Inez served as Directors from 1982-2001. “Eighth Street has been part of my family for 44 years” Williams continues, “and it is my vision to serve as a volunteer and see it prosper for the deserving population of residents with different abilities.”


The mission of Eighth Street Community is to cultivate a family of diverse disabled adults who are ineligible of receiving state assistance and provide them a home and opportunities that enable them to grow in their community.


As Eighth Street bids farewell to Andrea's dedicated leadership, the annual fundraiser Love Grows Here, sponsored by Venturi a Chenega Company has been chosen to commemorate this momentous occasion that highlights the family lineage of the Eighth Street Community mission and a look at their future.


Event Details:

Love Grows Here, sponsored by Venturi a Chenega Company

Thursday, June 15, 2023, at the Botanical Gardens

5:30 p.m. Open Bar, Event begins 6:30 p.m.

Entertainment is Winslow Davis and a featured presentation sponsored by Public Resource.


Proceeds from the event benefit the year-round care costs that residents are unable to pay.


It will be a time to celebrate the Eighth Street family’s legacy and extend a warm welcome to Susan McGrady as she assumes the role of Executive Director.


Susan McGrady emerged as the unanimous choice of the Board of Directors. Susan brings over 20 years of experience, spanning from social work to her current role as the Director of the Council on Aging Limestone County Commission. Her exemplary leadership skills and expertise in grant writing make her an ideal fit for Eighth Street's goal of long-term sustainability.


Hear from them at the upcoming fundraiser. For press notes and contact or filming opportunities of the homes, Andrea Williams, or Susan McGrady, please contact Andrea Williams at 256-489-2997 or email andrea@3058thstreet.org.

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