Casey Family Programs Announces 2020 Casey Excellence for Children Awards
Casey Family Programs is pleased to announce the recipients of 2020 Casey Excellence for Children Awards.
The awards recognize outstanding individuals for their distinguished work, exceptional leadership and tireless dedication to improving the lives of children and families in America.
“Our founder, Jim Casey, understood that every child deserves a safe and supportive family, and that every family needs a strong and caring community,” said David C. Mills, chair of the Board of Trustees of Casey Family Programs. “Whether they help others navigate life’s challenges, serve as role models, or advocate for much-needed system changes, these honorees are making communities more supportive and hopeful places for children and families.”
“These awards are a recognition of people giving the best they have to give — their best efforts, their best thinking, their best solutions, and their best understanding to bring about change in their own communities and in the lives of children and families,” said Dr. William C. Bell, President and CEO of Casey Family Programs. “They inspire all of us to work together to create hope and ensure every child and their family have what they need in their lives to reach their fullest potential.”
The Casey Excellence for Children Awards are a national recognition of the accomplishments of leaders, especially those with lived experience in the child welfare system, who are working to safely reduce the need for foster care and build Communities of Hope that will ensure the safety and well-being of all children and families. The awards are named in honor of Jim Casey, the founder of United Parcel Service, who established Casey Family Programs in 1966 as an operating foundation to help improve the safety and success of vulnerable children and their families across America.
The mission of Casey Family Programs is to provide and improve — and ultimately prevent the need for — foster care. For more than 50 years, the foundation has worked directly with children and families to improve life outcomes and well-being. Today Casey Family Programs also works with child welfare systems and other partners in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and with more than a dozen tribal nations to influence long-lasting improvements to the safety and success of children, families and the communities where they live...