The Charyn Darby Foundation

About our Presenting Sponsor, The Charyn Darby Foundation

The Charyn Darby Foundation will return as the presenting sponsor for the VRS fundraising run, the Spooktacular Chase 5K Race in Smyrna, GA.

Charyn Darby (1938-2009) was a well-respected business woman,  community leader and an ardent supporter and Board Chair (five years) of Vision Rehabilitation Services.   As a Cobb County resident for more than 40 years, Darby touched many lives both professionally and personally.   She began her career as a speech therapy teacher and later went on to work for an engineering company before starting her own gift shop which merged with North Georgia Trophy and Engraving.  

Throughout her career, Darby was an active leader and participant in Smyrna; a community she lived in and loved.  Darby served on Keep Smyrna Beautiful, the Downtown Development Task Force of the City of Smyrna, the Advisory Council for Campbell High School, the Emory Adventist Hospital Foundation and a supporter of Junior Achievement. 

On behalf of VRS and the Spooktacular Chase Committee, we would like to give a special thank you to the Charyn Darby Foundation for continuing her legacy of making a difference in the lives of so many!