Foster Honored at HPU Prayer Breakast

December 4, 2015
by High Point Enterprise Staff

HIGH POINT — Guilford County Commissioner Carlvena Foster, who’s also a community leader and YMCA executive, was honored for her contributions and service during the 45th annual High Point University Prayer Breakfast Friday morning.

“I see all of you so often come together in this community to create opportunity for our children to experience success,” Foster said in accepting her honor. “I am a product of this community, and this community lives in me and it’s in my heart. It’s never about me, but about all of us.”

HPU President Nido Qubein announced at the breakfast that HPU has made the lead gift of $100,000 for a splash park to be built at the Carl Chavis YMCA, where Foster serves as executive director. The splash park also will be named in honor of Foster.


Prior to becoming a commissioner a year ago, Foster served on the Guilford County Board of Education.

She’s a member of the United Way of High Point's African American Initiative, the Furnitureland Rotary Club, High Point Principal's Fund, the February 11th Association and the Communities in Schools of High Point board.

The Prayer Breakfast drew more than 875 members of the community to campus.


Each year, HPU welcomes a speaker to deliver a Christmas message. This year’s Christmas message was delivered by Johnny Hunt, pastor of First Baptist Church of Woodstock, Georgia, one of the largest churches in the United States.

Hunt spoke of the Advent season and his own conviction 43 years ago. After a life of gambling and fighting, he says he opened his heart to a relationship with Jesus Christ and changed the way he lived.