Pam Darnall discusses the sharing economy

IRA provision benefits charities, gives owners tax relief

Financial laws require Individual Retirement Account (IRA) owners who are age 70½ to take a minimum distribution from their account(s) each year, producing ordinary – and usually minimal – income for the recipient. But now, after years of congressional mights and maybes about the future of qualified charitable IRA distributions, there’s another, more beneficial route. With permanent passage of the Protecting Americans Against Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, IRA owners are allowed to make a “qualified charitable distribution” of up to $100,000 per year from their IRA custodian directly to a qualified charity such as Family & Children’s Place. While there […]

Pam Darnall joins Bizwomen Mentoring Monday

Pam Darnall, Family & Children’s Place president and CEO, will be among 40 women participating in Bizwomen Mentoring Monday, sponsored by Louisville Business First. The one-of-a-kind event, from 8-10 a.m., April 4, at The Olmstead, 3701 Frankfort Ave., in Louisville, offers participants the chance to speak with and be mentored by some of the most influential women in the local business and nonprofit community. Each mentor conversation is scheduled to last seven minutes and attendees will stand in line and wait for a particular mentor or move to the next mentor available. The process provides the chance for participants to […]

Commit to prevent during, after Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families. During the month, Family & Children’s Place will be sharing child abuse and neglect prevention awareness strategies, ideas and activities on our website, Facebook and Twitter. We encourage you to engage as well, to commit to prevent child abuse. Attend our Rally to End Child Abuse at 11 a.m., March 30, at the Big Four Bridge Lawn. Wear blue on April 8. Plant a […]

Rally kicks off Child Abuse Prevention Month

Family & Children’s Place, Face It® Movement invite public to help create safe community for children LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 28, 2016) – Family & Children’s Place, The Face It® Movement, Kosair Charities and other area children’s service agencies will kick off April, Child Abuse Prevention Month, with a Rally to End Child Abuse, and speakers discussing progress being made in the Greater Louisville area to stop and prevent abuse and heal child survivors and families. The rally, at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 30, takes place on the lawn of the Big Four Bridge in downtown Louisville. Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin and […]

Lane family charitable endowment awards $5,000 to Family & Children’s Place

Grant will help provide increased security, safety at Clark County child advocacy center LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 17, 2016) – Family & Children’s Place has received a $5,000 grant from the George N. and Beverly Lane Charitable Endowment to help ensure safe and secure access and services for children and families who visit the agency’s Jeffersonville, Ind. (Clark County) office. The funds will cover installation of a security door in the office, providing greater protections for the child advocacy center, said JT Henderson, vice president of Philanthropy. “Last year, we provided counseling, referrals and other services to more than 500 children […]

Local leaders spotlight Southern Indiana children in need

Prosecutors, law enforcement turn to Louisville nonprofit By Elizabeth DePompei News and Tribune NEW ALBANY — Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson still remembers the 14-year-old girl who turned to authorities in hopes of making sure her younger sister would avoid the sexual abuse she had endured for years. After telling a school counselor that her mom’s boyfriend had repeatedly sexually abused her in her own home, the girl would go on to recount her traumatic story to police, the Department of Child Services, her own family and eventually Henderson himself. Henderson told the story to a room full of […]

Thanks for making second Indiana breakfast a big success

Thanks to everyone who attended Wednesday morning’s Family & Children’s Place second annual Southern Indiana Building Brighter Futures Breakfast at The Grand Theater in downtown New Albany. And thanks for helping us help children and families overcome trauma from violence, abuse and neglect. Nearly 200 guests enjoyed a hot breakfast and learned about Family & Children’s Place and progress being made in the battle to end child abuse from Pam Darnall, agency president and CEO; Indiana Atty. Gen. Greg Zoeller; WLKY-TV meteorologist John Belski,; Floyd County, Ind., Prosecutor Keith Henderson; and agency supporters Shannon and Nick McRae. Guests also enjoyed […]

Family & Children’s Place plans second breakfast in New Albany

Floyd Prosecutor Keith Henderson headlines Building Brighter Futures event NEW ALBANY, Ind. (March 14, 2016) – Family & Children’s Place will host its second Indiana Child Prevention Breakfast – Building Brighter Futures – Wednesday, March 16, at The Grand Theater in New Albany. The complimentary hot breakfast, with Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson delivering the keynote, begins at 8 a.m. at the theater, 138 Market St. – registration begins at 7:30 a.m. – and is sponsored by the Hazel and Walter T. Bales Foundation Inc. “While we have worked in Southern Indiana for more than 30 years, in the last […]

RALLY TO END CHILD ABUSE – March 30, 2016, at 11 a.m.

Governor, First Lady to join effort to protect area children at the Big Four Bridge Lawn  WHAT:      Family & Children’s Place, The Face It® Movement, Kosair Charities® and other area children’s service agencies will kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month with a rally Wednesday, March 30, to talk about child abuse, violence and neglect, and about progress being made in the Greater Louisville area to stop and prevent abuse and heal child survivors and families. Gov. Matt Bevin and First Lady Glenna Bevin are scheduled to participate.  WHEN:      11 a.m. EDT, Wednesday, March 30, 2016 WHERE:   Big […]

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