Cheri Lian, Creator
Cheri Lian conceptualized Generous Kids in 2007 following news reports of children around the world being taught hatred and prejudice. Those reports, along with the death of her 7 year old nephew, inspired her to develop a property that would teach children worldwide about generosity and tolerance. Cheri has long understood the meaning of generosity. With her father, a long time board member of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Cheri has chaired fundraising events for the hospital, including one in memory of founder Danny Thomas. She is an active member of her church supporting regular charitable events. Prior to founding Generous Kids, Cheri worked in the point-of-purchase advertising industry. She graduated from Siena College, cum laude, with a BS in marketing and management. Her inspiration - Mother Teresa!
Sarah Wilson, Author
Sarah Wilson is the author and sometimes illustrator of over 32 books for children and three non-fiction books for adults. She has a BA degree from Ohio University and a diploma in Art Studies from the University of Madrid. At different times, Sarah has been a medical social worker, a free-lance artist, a journalist, a children's art teacher in schools and museums, an exhibiting painter, a newsletter publisher, a toymaker and a workshop leader in both art and writing.
Terry Taylor, Illustrator
Terry Taylor earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the State University of New York at Oswego. Terry has illustrated 10 children's books and her dimensional clay artwork has appeared on-line and in numerous children's educational books and magazines. Her art also appears on fabric, puzzles, checkbooks, stickers, Christmas ornaments, magnets, and greeting cards worldwide. Terry is a two-time winner of the New York Book Show award for design of children's books. Over the past 20 years Terry has designed books for Oxford University Press, Scholastic, Hampton-Brown, Pearson Learning, Modern Curriculum Press, Behrman House, Silver Burdett & Ginn, Harcourt, Houghton Mifflin, Corwin Press, Childcraft, Celebration Press, and others. See more of Terry Taylor's work on-line at www.terrytaylorstudio.com.