2020 Champions of Empathy Micro-Fundraiser Event
$75 General Admission
Six “Champions of Empathy” to be recognized at The Changing Children’s Worlds Foundation “Stand Up for Kids” Fundraiser and Recognition Event on Sunday, Oct 11 from 5-6:30 pm at Gia Mia located at 3rd St, Geneva, IL 60134 (limit 25 persons-outdoor/COVID appropriate).
Geneva - October 5, 2020 - Changing Children’s World Foundation (CCWF) is pleased to announce six Champions of Empathy for 2020. These are members of the community who champion for the vision shared in creating a safe and healthy environment for our children in non-violent families and peaceful communities. CCWF recognizes their leadership and community-minded support, for whom without, the CCWF programs to serve families in our community would not be possible.
As a consistent supporter and emcee for CCWF, Mayor Burns backs it up with action, believing that every adult has the opportunity to impact a child’s life. “I will do whatever I can to have a real lasting impact on a child’s life and environment alongside a foundation that provides sustainable, measurable investment in kids, their families and ultimately, the community” says Mayor Burns.
Amy Eccher, founder of StatCAT Consulting, came to CCWF as a volunteer looking to match her analytical skills and business background with her desire to add value to a great cause. Amy brings a passion for analysis, and enthusiasm to be involved with CCWF and enjoys providing data insights that demonstrate the positive impact that CCWF is having in the community.
Sheriff Ron Hain has served in law enforcement for over 22 years and has proven to be an agent of change. Sheriff Hain’s focus is synergistic to the CCWF programs as they work together to provide positive life paths for incarcerated Kane County residents. Implementing the CCWF jail program has served over 150 detained parents to-date.
Brian A. Magnan of Wells Fargo has provided support and advocacy as a financial advisor and also made key philanthropic connections to benefit CCWF.
Chuck Miles is a passionate advocate for affordable housing, developmental disability and mental health issues. He has served as an advisor to CCWF, providing input to its strategic planning and business processes. He has been training as a facilitator in the Best Start program and has just begun facilitating his first family class.
Hahn’s Bakery of Geneva is CCWF’s corporate Champion of Empathy. The Hahns family have been strong supporters of CCWF with their commitment to providing nourishment for CCWF programs that are attended for no charge by parents and their children. This is a critical component as it helps to remove barriers for basic needs that might otherwise prevent families from attending together.
On Oct. 11, CCWF will host a Champion Recognition event. For more information or to donate, please visit www.ChangingChildrensWorlds.org.
About The Changing Children’s Worlds Foundation: Working with families and communities to support positive change, CCWF is an organization that provides the tools for the healthy development of families using an intergenerational approach of working with caregivers, parents and children early on. This is a “boots on the ground” program that has been shown to encourage & promote positive social emotional support so parents can guide children to succeed in life. Parents embrace this format because they are empowered and oftentimes, find it is the catalyst for real change - to break the intergenerational cycle of violence or toxic family environments. As a result, parents feel motivated to make a better path for their children and simply put, this is the very reason for CCWF's existence as a foundation.