Wednesday, November 11, 2015

TexProtects Raises $471K To Aid In Child Abuse Protection

Touch your mouse to the photo below to scroll through a photo gallery from this event: TexProtects 2015 Annual Fundraising Event photos c/o of Doc Strange Images

TexProtects, the Texas Association for the Protection of Children, hosted its 11th Annual Fundraising Gala on October 21 at the Dallas Arboretum’s Rosine Hall with a VIP reception at the DeGolyer House. The event drew almost 300 attendees on a night of perfect fall weather and broke the organization’s previous record, raising $471,000 for the child abuse prevention advocacy non-profit. The gala’s Honorary Co-Chairs, Sarah Losinger and the Honorable Ann Margolin, plus event Chair the Honorable Maurine Dickey, brought in a list of high-dollar, high-profile donors. TexProtects was the beneficiary of second-time presenting sponsor, Alliance Data and Epsilon. TexProtects’ special honored guest was former state Senator John Carona, who was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his commitment to children both during his tenure in the Legislature and in his personal life. “On behalf of those most in need - our Texas children who are at risk of abuse and neglect, or who struggle with the effects of it - please accept our heartfelt THANK YOU!” said TexProtects’ Founding CEO Madeline McClure. “Together, we are changing lives and halting the cycle of child maltreatment due to your generosity.” TexProtects, The Texas Association for the Protection of Children, was created to tackle issues of Child Protective Services (CPS) reform, prevention and public awareness to bring a collective, organized voice representing the needs of children at risk of abuse and survivors of child abuse and neglect. The organization is autonomous, nonpartisan and nonpolitical, designed to educate decision makers, private funders and the public at large. To date, no one single Texas organization has dedicated its focus on the main issues of protection, prevention, and healing of abused and neglected children. To learn more, visit