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Family & Children’s Place welcomes six new Ambassadors

Next generation leaders will help raise funds for, awareness of child abuse-prevention work

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 4, 2018) – Family & Children’s Place, the area’s leading child abuse prevention and healing agency, is welcoming six new Ambassadors to its 2018 volunteer corps.

This is the fourth class of Ambassadors, who help create awareness of and support for the agency through volunteering, speaking, and networking opportunities. Class members also receive mentoring by Board of Director members, and have the chance to make a big difference to the lives of children in the community.

Class members for 2018-19 are:

  • Lauren Bisig, director of training and development, Northwestern Mutual.
  • Alex Brey, director of operations, Underhill Associates.
  • Carson Economy, M.Ed., LPCA, NCC, therapist with Centerstone.
  • Hannah Oliver, manager, New Financial Consultant Development, Hilliard Lyons.
  • Eric Payne, business development manager, Republic Bank.
  • Patrick Wilson, CPA, tax manager, Mountjoy Chilton Medley LLP.

“We are excited to be entering the fourth year of this transformative program that has engaged and connected next generation leaders to Family & Children’s Place and the important work we do with children and families,” said Micah Jorrisch, director of development, who oversees the Ambassador project.

“These leaders will focus on supporting our exciting 135th anniversary fundraising campaign and work alongside our Board of Directors to bring new supporters to our mission”

Some highlights of the Ambassador program are:

  • After three years, the program has 36 alumni, many of them continuing to engage regularly with the agency.
  • The program has helped raise $72,000 in donations from companies and individuals.
  • Ambassadors have accrued more than 300 hours in volunteer time with programs and committees.
  • Ambassadors have served as table hosts at fundraising events and participated on board subcommittees such as development, programs, public relations, and government relations.
  • In 2017, an Ambassador alumna joined the board of directors.

Ambassadors, who serve one year and are unpaid volunteers, are encouraged to financially support the agency, to take part in program days to support clients and staff, and to co-host one monthly Great Beginnings Lunch & Learn – a tour of the facility’s main campus, typically scheduled the first Friday of every month. Ambassadors also are asked to engage their social and business networks to advance the agency’s mission.

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 About Family & Children’s Place
Family & Children’s Place protects Kentuckiana children, families and communities from abuse, neglect and exploitation and, through evidence-based services, helps them heal. The organization has supported families for 135 years and helps more than 6,000 children and family members annually. For more information about Family & Children’s Place, visit www.famchildplace.org or call 502-893-3900.

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