Guest blogger Lisa Watts, Women in Philanthropy

Lisa Watts

Just over a week ago I attended the Child Abuse Prevention Center’s annual gala and was very honored to accept the Inspirations 2010 Philanthropy Award on behalf of United Way’s Women in Philanthropy. It was so great to see the community come out in support of CAPC. There were hundreds of people in attendance all giving their time and money in the fight against child abuse. Women in Philanthropy has grown to over 285 members and we continue to work with United Way to focus on programs with agencies like CAPC that increase the self sufficiency of foster youth. CAPC and its partnership with AmeriCorp have provided community foster youth programs focused on teaching them skills they need to survive on their own, connecting them to much needed services and supporting their educational goals and dreams.

So, thank you for the recognition, CAPC, but it is YOU that deserves all the credit for the hard work and dedication you put in everyday. Thank you to Sheila Boxley and all the hard working staff and board members that do the hard things everyday. Women in Philanthropy will continue to carry the torch for foster youth and we hope to continue to be the wind beneath your wings.