Sherry Paramore


As Director of Advancement at LIFT Orlando, Sherry Paramore’s role is to secure funds to assist families in the LIFT impact area and to help  community leaders empower the neighborhood through housing, education, health & wellness and economic development.

Tell me a little about you. 
First, I give God all the glory for blessing me with two wonderful parents, Luther and Rosa Priester. They were married for 48 years before my father passed. My parents instilled in me life-long values which have carried me through this journey. My five brothers and I were born and raised in Orlando, grew up in the Washington Shores neighborhood and are all proud graduates of Jones High School.   Helping my community has always been a passion, from serving on boards to formerly holding the position of Vice President of the Orange County NAACP. I am a lifetime member of the Bethune-Cookman University (BCU) Alumni Association and Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Inc., a member of The Links, Inc., and I serve on the Board of Visitors at BCU.

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