This week at its annual installation of new board officers, Child & Family Center Foundation of Santa Clarita Valley unveiled a new Donor Wall to honor the generosity of major contributors.
Located at the organization’s headquarters on Centre Pointe Parkway, the Donor Wall will serve as permanent tribute engraved with names of its Lifetime Benefactors and Guardians of Hope, two important donor groups comprised of the companies, families and individuals whose giving has made it possible for the Child & Family Center to continue offering its wide range of mental healthcare services in the Santa Clarita Valley for more than three decades.
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“This organization and the entire community owe so much to the names you see on this Donor Wall” said Lois Bauccio, Child & Family Center Foundation’s president and executive director, “We’re very happy to express our gratitude in a way that people in the SCV will see for years to come.”
Santa Clarita City Council member Bob Kellar performed the installation of the new Child & Family Center Foundation Board officers for 2010-2011 headed by the incoming Chair, Laina McFerren. Outgoing Chair Diana Cusumano was recognized for her commitment and leadership this past year. Long-time supporter Robert DiPrimio was newly installed as an Emeritus Board Member.
In another highlight of the evening, the Foundation Board leadership surprised three dedicated supporters with awards acknowledging their exceptional contributions – honoring Debbie Heys as Volunteer of the Year, Jacquie and Harold Petersen as Philanthropists of the Year and Bank of Santa Clarita as Business of the Year.
The new slate of Foundation Board officers also includes Scott Shepard-Vice Chair, Stephanie Graziano-Secretary, Jenny Ketchepaw-Treasurer, Cheri Fleming-Board Development, and Bill Cooper, Sandra Smith and Steve Sturgeon as Officers-at-Large.
Child & Family Center is the community mental health center for the Santa Clarita Valley. For more than 34 years C&FC has been changing the lives of thousands in the SCV through its counseling, education and support programs. Many of the children and families served are in crisis and require extensive care and therapy. Others are simply provided education and guidance to address current challenges.
Last year alone, more than 4,500 local children and adults received treatment for depression, anger, anxiety, abuse, thoughts of suicide, and drug and alcohol addictions. In addition to its three locations, Child & Family Center also has therapists on elementary, junior high and high school campuses throughout the Santa Clarita Valley.
For further information regarding Child & Family Center, visit www.childfamilycenter.org.