Florence Crittenton of Arizona
Issue 19 August 2011 
In This Issue
Guardians of Hope
Education Update
Supporter Spotlight
Save the Date

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Last Call for 2012

HOPE Award Nominees!

 

It's not too late to nominate
someone
for Florence Crittenton's esteemed HOPE Award! If you
know an individual who provides
a Head start, Opportunity, Positive
future and Education (HOPE) for
children, please download and
complete the nomination form.  Deadline for submissions is
September 1, 2011. Completed
forms may be submitted to
Debbie
Weisz, special events
manager of Florence Crittenton,
via email at dweisz@flocrit.org.

   


 
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     Almost There!

 

 We're getting closer to earning the $1,000,000 matching grant from
The Board of Visitors
! Earning the matching grant means we can provide
a permanent source of income for
our Therapeutic Group Home, by establishing a health and wellness endowment with the money raised.

 

   

 

With your help, we can meet
our goal
. And it's a great way to
double your donation, which creates
an even greater impact on the girls
who need a safe place, individual
and family counseling and support
as they overcome challenging situations. We have until
December 31, 2011 to raise
$100,000
to meet this goal.
Make a contribution today by
clicking on the red "Donate Now"
button below. Be sure to mention in
the additional comments section
that your gift is for the Health and Wellness Endowment. Thank you
for your support!

 

 

 

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Guardians of Hope    

Florence Crittenton announces the creation of a Legacy Society. The Guardians of Hope recognizes individuals who have included Florence Crittenton in their estate plans. Members include people who believe they have a responsibility to give something back to their community and have the foresight to leave a charitable gift through provisions in their wills or trusts. We proudly recognize and celebrate members of Florence Crittenton's Guardians of Hope.

 

If you have included Florence Crittenton in your will, insurance policy, trust or other planned gift, we would appreciate you contacting us and letting us list your name among others who have provided resources for Florence Crittenton in the future.   

 

A bequest, big or small, will help put a smile on the face of a girl who has been affected by violence, suffered a childhood of neglect or may be suffering from mental health issues. With a safe financial future, Florence Crittenton is better able to plan its programs and services for years to come.

 

Making a Bequest of Your Retirement Assets

A retirement asset, such as an IRA account, is an excellent choice for a bequest. If the IRA were given to a family member, much of the value may be lost through estate and income taxes. By designating Florence Crittenton as the beneficiary of all or part of your IRA (using a beneficiary designation form provided by your custodian), the full value of the gift is transferred tax-free at your death and your estate receives an estate tax charitable deduction.

 

If you have already included Florence Crittenton
in your estate plans, please let us know by calling our Development Department at 602.288.4555
. We would enjoy the opportunity to thank you, welcome you to Guardians of Hope and ensure your intentions are carried out properly.

   

 

   

 

Education Update  

School is back in session!

 

The faculty and staff at Girls Leadership Academy of Arizona welcomed 83 students on August 8. Purple shirts and plaid skirts scattered the light rail and gathered on campus bright and early to start the school year. Students spent the week building relationships with each other and building a strong sense of community within the academy.

 

Students at Girls Leadership Academy
of Arizona take time to get to know each
other during the first week of school.

"As students walked out of their classes this week, I asked several how their day was going. Typical responses included enthusiastic replies of 'Awesome!,' 'SOOOO good!' and 'I love it!' I was so impressed with how excited the girls have been," said Angelica Cruz, director of assessment for Girls Leadership Academy of Arizona.

 

Our new Residential Education program also is off to
a great start!
The girls recently participated in a Summer Book Expo, in which they not only made a brief presentation on one of the books they read over the summer, but also created a display depicting the book and how it related
to them.

 

During their stay in our Therapeutic Group Home, girls now continue their education via online courses through Pinnacle Online High School and Primavera Online Middle School, in programs individually tailored to meet each resident's educational needs.

 

Pam Duty, Director of Residential Education, said, "I get fired up about the opportunities we are offering our residents. Many of these young ladies just need a bit of encouragement when it comes to their school success - in just a few short weeks, each is feeling the success of focused and motivated work."

 

Already two students finished their summer high school courses just one week into the new term and were excited not only to share their accomplishments and enthusiasm with their fellow classmates, but also to begin their fall courses.

 

One student's display depicts her views on the book "Please Stop Laughing at Me," by JoDee Blanco.

As Kay, one of our middle school residents, stated, "What I like about school so far is I have people around to support me, and I also love the Primavera school setting because it helps me understand the work. I am doing really well because I have the resources around that help teach me the right ways to learn. I even like doing my homework when I have extra time after school - imagine that - I like school!"  

 

 

 

Supporter Spotlight - Phoenix Suns Charities     

Thank you to Phoenix Suns Charities for awarding Florence Crittenton a $10,000 grant this year! The grant is a slam dunk for Florence Crittenton's Transitional Living Housing program. The funds provide much-needed support to give young women ages 17� to 21 years (parenting
and non-parenting) a safe place to live, as well as the life skills and education assistance needed to ensure an independent life for themselves and their children.

 

This year, Phoenix Suns Charities has donated more than $1.36 million in grants to 178 different charitable organizations in Arizona.

 

Thank you for helping to bring hope to life for the young women in Florence Crittenton's Transitional Living Housing program. We truly appreciate your past and present support!

 

 



Save the Date!   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our 10th Annual Teaming Up For Kids Luncheon takes place March 1, 2012, at the Arizona Biltmore. Be among the first to reserve your table or tickets and help Florence Crittenton raise the much-needed funds to support our mission of giving every girl whose life we touch safety, hope and opportunity. Sponsorship and underwriting opportunities are available. Call or email Debbie Weisz at 602.288.4575 or dweisz@flocrit.org for more details.We can't wait to see you there!