Camp Cocoon

Our weekend bereavement camp for kids will be held Aug. 2-4, 2024, in beautiful Tallulah Falls, Ga. Applications are now being accepted for campers and adult volunteers.

Foundation Staff


Dave Lescalleet serves as the Executive Director of the PruittCares Foundation.  He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism (R/TV), a Masters of Arts in Religion and Master of Divinity from Whitefield Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate of Ministry from Knox Theological Seminary.

Dave brings over 20 years of experience to the PruittCares foundation.  He came to Georgia by way of Texas where he had the privilege of serving in various non-profit settings.  He served most recently as Program Director at Cho-Yeh Camp and Conference Center, a non-profit ministry not unlike that of our own Camp Cocoon.  Prior to that, he served as lead pastor of City Church and worked as a Chaplain at Christus Spohn Hospital, a Level II Trauma Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.  Dave joined PruittHealth in 2019 as the Director of Chaplaincy.  In that role he was responsible for the overall provision of spiritual care services within the PruittHealth family of providers.

In addition to his work at PruittHealth, Dave was a member of the National Association of college and university chaplains, City Art Gallery, and a founding member of the Fellowship of Mere Christianity.


Cheryl Hardt is Foundation Programs Manager for PruittCares Foundation. Her focus at PruittCares is facilitating Crisis Grants, coordinating Camp Cocoon and Special Events, updating Foundation collateral and managing memorial giving.

A native of Indiana, Cheryl has a B.A. in Communication from Purdue University. She spent 14 years working for CNN before making a career change. Since joining the development world, Cheryl has worked for The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, St. Joseph’s Hospital, and the Catholic Foundation of North Georgia. Her areas of expertise are Nonprofit Communication, Annual Giving, Donor Relations and Database Management.

Cheryl is an amateur photographer, sings with her church, and a is long-time volunteer at the Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth.

Board of Directors

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Andy Hatcher

Pruitt Clay Hershey

Clay Hershey

Pruitt - Michael Mondelli

Michael Mondelli

Pruitt - Neil Pruitt

Neil Pruitt, Jr.

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Jason Reeves

William Russell

William E. Russell, II

Pruitt - Rob Strang

Robert T. Strang, III

Pruitt - Fred Watson

Fred Watson