I’m delighted to be elected the 8th President of the Professional Football Players Mothers Association and I congratulate and welcome the newly elected and re-elected members of our Executive Committee. I want to thank all who took a moment to vote. This year’s election was particularly important. It wasn’t just about electing a president for our great organization. Your vote was about breathing life into PFPMA’s mission, vision and strategies in an environment of challenges. I am honored and blessed to lead and work with our board, committees and each and every member to develop the calls to action that our motto and mission represent.
“Leading Change -Together,” was the slogan for my campaign and I promise that sentiment will continue to be our NorthStar as we step into a new future for PFPMA. My expectation is for each of us to be involved in shaping and contributing to our great organization. “Leading Change – Together” means having a strategic plan and new playbook that has impact and makes a difference in our lives and the lives of others. A plan that reflects PFPMA’s mission and vision to be a support system for the mothers and to serve, support and strengthen our communities through charitable giving; PFPMA’s purpose to support our communities and support mothers in understanding the NFL; and PFPMA’s motto of support, success and service.
Membership is key to keeping PFPMA strong, viable, relevant and financially sound and we must improve upon our efforts in recruiting and retaining your membership by offering value with a strong action plan that not only reflects your programming desires, but provides a sense of belonging by inviting and leveraging your talents.
I joined PFPMA in 2010 when my son Malcolm Jenkins was drafted to the New Orleans Saints. He’s been blessed to thus far have a 11-year career that includes time with the Philadelphia Eagles and once again now with the Saints. He’s used his uniform to build a platform that is helping youth, families and communities and I’m proud to be the President of the foundation that bears his name. At the end of the day, we’re all mothers who will always be there for our sons. PFPMA and the women of it continue to be my searchlight and it has made a difference in my life, as it aims to continue to be a difference maker in yours and the lives of others.
In addition to membership goals, we will work together to ensure that PFPMA is an organization that will keep you engaged through educational and empowering resources and programs that provide information and support to help you navigate the pitfalls and pathways of the business of football.
Each one of us can make a difference. Your volunteerism, talents and expertise together are key to helping to make PFPMA a stronger and all-inclusive organization.
Thank you and let’s get to work!
Gwendolyn V. Jenkins, President