Honoring Bruce Thompson and Thompson Memorial Home

img_0485Family & Children’s Service is honored to recognize Bruce Thompson and Thompson Memorial Home for its exceptional contributions to the agency.

Since 2001, Bruce Thompson has owned and operated Thompson Memorial Home, providing a valuable resource to grieving families in their hour of greatest need. His caring, compassionate nature is the hallmark of his business, which he pursued passionately, even in his youth. Bruce credits his large, extended family, including his parents, BJ and Ernest Thompson for encouraging him in his career choice and instilling in him the principles and values he needed to succeed.

We are fortunate that Bruce also counts FCS as part of his large, extended family. As he tells it, the agency is in his blood. His earliest memories include sitting at his grandmother, Mary Smith’s table, wrapping favors for the FCS Auxiliary’s annual spring and summer fundraisers. Bruce’s mother BJ served on the FCS Board of Directors for 43 years, including two as its President and in 2001 was awarded the FCS Lifetime Achievement Award and given the honorary title of FCS President Emerita. Bruce’s sister, Mary Jane,
also volunteers with the Auxiliary, the FCS Gala Committee and Operation Sleighbells.

Bruce’s commitment to FCS is equally noteworthy. His long-time sponsorship of the Gala, that nearly the entire Thompson family attends, has provided funding that is essential to the programs and services that address critical needs in the community. Bruce also serves on the agency’s Corporate Advisory Council, which brings together community businesses leaders in promoting and advocating on behalf of FCS.

We are truly grateful for all that Bruce Thompson and Thompson Memorial Home have done for FCS and are especially gratified by his and his family’s long-standing commitment to those we serve.