CHARLOTTE – Kristina Cruise has stepped down as CEO of Promising Pages, a charity she founded eight years ago.
Promising Pages has upcycled more than 600,000 books to underserved children across the Charlotte area and established more than 50 partnerships with other organizations.
“Many people have a great idea, but few have the courage and drive to actually bring it to fruition,” said Ed Rosenblatt, interim board co-chair. “As anyone that has met her knows, Kristina’s passion is contagious. Her passion is at the core of this organization and will continue to motivate us to serve our community’s disadvantaged children.”
The organization will continue under the leadership of its president, Eric Law. While Cruise will take time off to focus on herself and her family, she will continue to advocate for the organization.
“While we will miss her greatly, through her vision, Kristina has created a legacy that will continue to grow, expand and get books into the hands of children who need them,” said Kristin Prentice, interim board co-chair.
Cruise thanked all who helped the organization along the way, specifically mentioning her friend of 25 years, Kent Moss, who passed away last month at age 40.
“Together we share a legacy in Promising Pages, a legacy that will last for generations and better this world in ways that we can only begin to imagine right now,” she said.