Standing Up to provide food, clean water, and basic necessities for African orphans and vulnerable children living in poverty.
President and co-founder of Stand Up For Grace
Pixie at a By Grace party night.
Pixie Fennessey is a full time professor of Psychology and Sociology at Richland Community College. She has been teaching full time at Richland Community College since 1996. She also teaches part time at Millikin University. She was selected “teacher of the year,” at Richland Community College, in 2004. Before that Pixie taught ten years at Southwestern Community college and Buena Vista University in Creston, Iowa. She was also selected as teacher of the year at both colleges. She has won numerous awards for her teaching abilities and has made many national presentations on Multiple Intelligences and Learning Communities. Pixie has taken seven trips to Kenya to do volunteer teaching, mothering, and overall support work for By Grace Disabled and Orphans Centre. Most recently she was there for nine months on professional leave. While on leave she did research for Richland to enhance curriculum in the areas of social problems and globalization. While in Kenya she continued her volunteer teaching at By Grace. She also raises donations and sponsors several children at the orphanage. She is the Advisor for HOPE Club (Helping Out People everywhere) at Richland Community College. She started the club after her first trip to By Grace. The club has and continues to engage in many fundraising activities for the orphans at By Grace. She is also one of the Founding Members of Bright Future Foundation another organization that helps orphans in Kenya. She continues to do presentations and engage in fundraising for By Grace Disabled and Orphans Centre. She is President and one of the founders of Stand Up For Grace.