Thank you to Grandezza for this great donation of diapers, PJs and other much-needed items.
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Accredited by the National Children's Alliance and the Council on Accreditation. CAC is proud to be a United Way partner agency.
Jill Turner, CAC’s founder and CEO since 1981, retired on March 1. Turner’s retirement brings to a close a remarkable career of nearly 40 years of continuous service for an agency whose mission is to assess and treat children who have been physically or sexually abused and neglected.
In 1981, following an 8-year stint as an intake counselor with the former Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services, Jill was named Coordinator of the Child Protection Team (CPT) of Lee County. She started with one staff member, a card table with two chairs, and a single mission: to assess children and determine if they had been abused. Over the next 20 years, Jill devoted countless hours to fundraising, networking and advocating at the state and local levels in an effort to end child abuse and neglect. Through her efforts, the CPT’s programs and services were expanded and, in 2001, the agency was renamed Children’s Advocacy Center to more accurately describe its mission.
"Jill Turner's legacy of leadership in child protection, both in Southwest Florida and across the state, leaves a lasting imprint on our community. The knowledge and experience she has developed over the course of her distinguished career has been deeply influential to the manner in which we advocate for abused children. Her personal dedication to protecting this vulnerable population continues to be inspirational to many, including her peers in child protection, her peers in the non-profit community, and members of our legislative assembly," remarked CAC Board President Anita Duenas.
CAC now welcomes Julie Boudreaux (Schwartz) as its new CEO; Julie joined CAC in early December to facilitate the transition. Prior to joining CAC, Julie was a Program Manager for Lee County Human and Veteran Services for 12 years. She managed programs working with youth in the juvenile justice system, neighborhood revitalization and the homeless continuum of care. Julie previously worked for 14 years at SalusCare, where she managed several programs for children and families, including behavioral health and child welfare services, working her way up to Director of Family Services.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Julie has lived and worked in Lee County for over 26 years, holding management and leadership positions in the social services field her entire career. Married with four children, Julie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Penn State University and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Temple University. “Succeeding the founder of CAC is a great honor. I am privileged to be part of an organization that provides such vital services to children and their families in our community.”
“We are fortunate to welcome Julie Boudreaux to the CAC. She has an exceptional background, and the leadership experience to carry forward the important work this agency does in this community,” said Duenas.
Thank you to the Red Sox organization for the opportunity to be the featured community partner at their spring training opening game. Our pet therapy volunteer dogs were a huge draw! See more photos HERE
Be a sponsor at our annual Bling & Bags Bingo event and you will reach an audience of:
♦ 300 professional and executive-level women from Lee County
♦ Average age 35-50
♦ Household decision makers and influencers
The larger your sponsor commitment, the more opportunity to put your products and services in front of this desirable audience. It’s not too late to be a sponsor and get your ad in the program. Opportunities from $500 to $5000. Donations for raffle baskets are also needed.
CLICK HERE FOR SPONSORSHIP DETAILS
Thank you to our sponsors —
EDISON NATIONAL BANK
FLORIDA SKIN CENTER
INVESTORS’ SECURITY TRUST
KIWANIS CLUB METRO MCGREGOR
KIWANIS CLUB GATEWAY TO THE ISLANDS
THOMPSON FAMILY LAW
CRS TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANTS * ENTECH CONSULTING
HEADPINZ ENTERTAINMENT CENTER * HENDERSON, FRANKLIN, STARNES & HOLT, P.A.
FGCU MARIEB COLLEGE HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES * LIZ PAUL * STAGING MATTERS
Calling all sponsors and raffle basket donors—we need you! Here's your chance to put your company or product in front of 300 professional women.
Contact Lisa at email@example.com or call 939-2808
Thank you to the Lee County Skillets restaurants and their generous customers for their ongoing financial support!