- The tribute focused on Echols’ lifelong commitment to advocacy for children, especially in York County, where she was a founding member of the Early Learning Partnership of S.C. (formerly Success by 6).
- Led by Board Chair John Gettys and Interim Executive Director Teresa Creech, the event raised more than $37,000 to support programs to get York County’s children “Ready to Read, Healthy to Learn.”
Winthrop University, "Sylvia Echols' Tribute Benefits Early Learning Partnership at Winthrop" (2012). Winthrop News 2012. 173.