Liz Sutton and Jerry Lopez were recently honored by Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School as the 2012 Charlie Harbin Distinguished Service Award winners for their volunteerism to the school. The Charlie Harbin Distinguished Service Award was established by the Harbin family and awarded by the school to recognize those selfless individuals who have significantly served Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School and exemplified its values in their lives. Liz Sutton and Jerry Lopez are certainly the model of selfless giving for their tireless work and volunteerism for Montgomery Catholic.
Liz Sutton, a 1977 graduate of Montgomery Catholic and parent of alumni, founded Partners In Catholic Education (PICE) in 1995 as a way to bring together business leaders with a mission to support Catholic education at her Alma mater. A successful business leader in our community, Liz is the owner of Alabama World Travel and Sutton & Associates in Montgomery.
A retired United States Air Force Colonel, businessman, and parent of Montgomery Catholic alumni, Jerry Lopez has been an active leader with Partners In Catholic Education since it began. Jerry’s leadership has been the driving force of PICE’s success in all of their projects, which ultimately benefit the school and students.
Sutton and Lopez have co-chaired the Partners In Catholic Education (PICE) annual golf tournament since it began in 2000. Together they are a formidable team, with the golf tournament raising over $600,000 to date and still going strong. The 12th annual PICE Golf Tournament will be September 28, 2012, at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Prattville.
Pictured: Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School’s 2012 Charlie Harbin Distinguished Service Award winners Jerry Lopez and Liz Sutton. Photo by Kimberly Bethea, The Studio at EastChase.