CNC to mark Founder’s Month at Grey Matters Dinner


Pictured above is Steve Stirling of MAP International.

From Can’t Never Could Press Release

The local nonprofit Can’t Never Could is observing August as Founder’s Month and will hold its annual Grey Matters Dinner Event on August 30 at the Newnan Centre. This year’s speaker is Steve Stirling, President and CEO of MAP International, a Christian organization providing medicines and health supplies to those in need around the world so they might experience life to the fullest.

Stirling assumed the role in mid 2014 after holding leadership positions in major corporations and nonprofit organizations including ChildFund International, Heifer International, Univera Life Sciences, Childhelp and World Vision U.S.

Stirling earned his bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics at Cornell University and his MBA in Marketing and Finance at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, during which time he also studied international business in Paris, France. His book, The Crutch of Success, chronicles his early years in a Korean orphanage, his adoption into a large, loving family in Alaska, his battle against polio and his determination to succeed. Steve and his wife, Sook Hee, have two grown children.

The Grey Matters dinner will also mark the birthday of CNC’s founder, the late Rob Estes of Newnan. On August 16, 2013, Rob was diagnosed with an incurable form of brain cancer called glioblastoma. After the removal of a five-centimeter tumor in his right frontal lobe, he lost his battle on December 17, 2017, but not without a fight. As a result of this experience, Rob’s family realized the importance of faith, community, perseverance, and hope. They also realized the importance of helping others in their times of adversity. For this reason, they founded Can’t Never Could soon after his diagnosis. Because Rob was born on August 29, 1971— and Can’t Never Could was founded in August—CNC now honors the memory of its founder each August.

Can’t Never Could, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation that is dedicated to helping individuals and groups who are facing adversity and personal battles. Through monetary donations, support, and faith in Jesus Christ, CNC aims to instill determination and hope in those who are experiencing these challenges. Can’t Never Could says it makes these contributions “with the desire to glorify Christ, who provides strength in all circumstances.”

The name of the organization comes from Rob’s mother, Martha Ann Parks. When Rob was a child and would tell her he couldn’t do something, she would often reply, “Can’t never could.”

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