Peggy B. Sapp, B.S.
Mrs. Sapp is President and CEO of Informed Families/The Florida Family Partnership, an agency she helped to create 37 years ago, transforming it from a six-volunteer organization into a multi-million dollar agency with state and national outreach to families, schools, and communities. The mission of Informed Families is "helping kids grow up safe, healthy and drug-free." Mrs. Sapp is a recognized leader in drug prevention through grassroots involvement and is the recipient of numerous honors and community service awards. She has served on the Advisory Councils of The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, the National Institute of Drug Abuse and the Florida Governor's Drug Control Policy Council.
She was honored as one of the historic leaders in the field of parenting and prevention with the 1999 National Parents' Day Award, "Lighting the Way to a New Millennium," from The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. Mrs. Sapp received the US Dept. of Health and Human Services 2004 National Visionary Leader Award and was honored by the Miami-Dade Medical Association as their 2007 Citizen of the Year. Peggy was also given the 2007 Concern Award from the Health Foundation of South Florida.
She has developed the Red Ribbon Campaign into an annual national event that is a major force in raising awareness and mobilizing communities in the fight against drugs, reaching an estimated 80 million people nationwide. She is the volunteer President of the National Family Partnership, a national network of parenting organizations.
Peggy attended the University of Maryland and is an honors graduate of Barry University. She is the recipient of a scholarship from the South Florida Harvard Business School Alumni to attend and receive a certificate from Harvard Business School in Non Profit Strategic Planning. Somewhere, somehow, Mrs. Sapp's work has touched your life and made it easier for kids to grow up drug free.
She is the widow of Captain Neil C. Sapp, the mother of two daughters, Erin and Kerrie, mother-in-law to Dan Beldy and Jeff Lunsford and the grandmother of 7 grandchildren.