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Board of Directors

Glenyss Nelson

Dawn Borghesi-Palazzo

Larry & Teri Lawrence

Teri Lawrence, the founder of Teri's Helping Hand, has always had a heart for widows as she witnessed women she knew struggle with finances and loneliness.  Teri's Helping Hand is not a religious organization, but Teri enjoys her faith and reading The Word, and was impacted while reading James' writings, wherein he stated that pure religion is taking care of widows and orphans in their distress.  Teri decided to put her faith to work and founded Teri's Helping Hand.


Larry Lawrence, Teri's husband and business partner, was thrilled to be a part of Teri's Helping Hand, as he also has a heart for our local community, and is always reaching out for ways to help others.


Glenyss, Teri's dear friend of 25 years, also had been planning to get more actively involved in helping others in need in our local community, and was excited to become a Director on the Board of Teri's Helping Hand.


Dawn has a wide breadth of experience in Human Resources and Information Technology. She recently retired from AT&T after 38 years of service. She is excited and honored to join the team at Teri's Helping Hand.


Larry and Teri Lawrence are owners of Viaggio On The River Estate and Winery in Acampo, California.  They realized that, after becoming actively involved in the community, they have a great opportunity to extend further to help others.

About Us

Teri's Helping Hand is a non-profit corporation established for the benefit of widows and orphans in the local community.  Benefits for orphans are educational help in the form of scholarships and tutoring.  Benefits for widows are various and sundry.