Phone 704-372-4663

Author: Kamaria Clifton

The Challenge:

The Leon Levine Foundation is offering Florence Crittenton a grant of $70,000 total, including an outright gift of $35,000 with a matching challenge grant of $35,000. The challenge grant is awarded upon FCS raising $35,000 by gaining new members of our 1903 Society and our Health & Hope Society.

 

Details:

  • New 1903 Society Members ($1,000 or more): The Leon Levine Foundation will donate $1,000 for each new 1903 Society Member (matching funds capped at $35,000).
  • New Health & Hope Society Members ($250 or more): The Leon Levine Foundation will donate $250 for each new Health & Hope Society Member (matching funds capped at $35,000).
  • See Giving Society details at https://crittentonofnc.org/giving-opportunities/our-giving-societies/

 

Deadline: June 15, 2018

 

How can I help?

  • Join a giving society! If you are not yet a member of one of these societies, increase your annual donation before the challenge deadline in order for your gift to be matched by the foundation.
    • Make an online donation at https://crittentonofnc.org/giving-opportunities/donate-online/one-time-donation/
  • Already a member? Here are other ways you can help!
    • Spread the word to family, friends and coworkers about this opportunity!
    • Host a party and ask attendees to make a contribution.
    • Bring guests for a tour of FCS so they can learn why FCS is a good investment and support our programs.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do pledges count? No. All funds must be received before the challenge deadline.

If a donor is lapsed (was previously a member of a giving society but has not given to FCS for one or more Fiscal Years) and gives $250 or $1,000, will they be considered a new member of the giving society? Yes.

If I have already made a contribution to FCS this Fiscal Year, can I apply what I’ve given so far and increase my donation to reach one of these donor levels? Yes.

Are donations from businesses going to be matched by The Leon Levine Foundation? No. Only funds that come from individuals will be matched by the foundation.

THE LEON LEVINE FOUNDATION 2018 CHALLENGE GRANT

The Challenge:

The Leon Levine Foundation is offering Florence Crittenton a grant of $70,000 total, including an outright gift of $35,000 with a matching challenge grant of $35,000. The challenge grant is awarded upon FCS raising $35,000 by gaining new members of our 1903 Society and our Health & Hope Society.

Details:

When is the deadline?

The challenge deadline is June 15, 2018. Challenge runs March 23 – June 15, 2018.

How can I help?

  • Join a giving society! If you are not yet a member of one of these societies, increase your annual donation before the challenge deadline in order for your gift to be matched by the foundation.
  • Already a member? Here are other ways you can help!
    • Spread the word to family, friends and coworkers about this opportunity!
    • Host a party and ask attendees to make a contribution.
    • Bring guests for a tour of FCS so they can learn why FCS is a good investment and support our programs.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do pledges count? No. All funds must be received before the challenge deadline.

If a donor is lapsed (was previously a member of a giving society but has not given to FCS for one or more Fiscal Years) and gives $250 or $1,000, will they be considered a new member of the giving society? Yes.

If I have already made a contribution to FCS this Fiscal Year, can I apply what I’ve given so far and increase my donation to reach one of these donor levels? Yes.

Are donations from businesses going to be matched by The Leon Levine Foundation? No. Only funds that come from individuals will be matched by the foundation.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Sarah Hyde, Director of Development

Phone: 704-372-4663

Email: shyde@fcsnc.org

Website: www.fcsnc.org

 

Rabbi Judy Schindler to be honored by Florence Crittenton Services

 

Director of the Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice at Queens University to be recipient of Lucille Giles Award

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(May 9, 2018) Next Tuesday, Rabbi Judith Schindler, Director of the Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice at Queens University of Charlotte, will be awarded Florence Crittenton Services’ (FCS) Lucille Giles Award at the FCS Annual Luncheon. This award is given to an individual with outstanding commitment to human and social concerns, who has supported the women and children served by Florence Crittenton’s programs.

Florence Crittenton Services offers safe housing to pregnant and non-pregnant women and adolescents, where they are provided a continuum of care, focusing on counseling, health care, and vocational/educational services. The Charlotte agency has served over 40,000 individuals since it was established in 1903. Funds raised at the Annual Luncheon are used to maintain and strengthen the agency’s comprehensive services throughout all programs.

Rabbi Schindler has supported Florence Crittenton Services for many years and served on the FCS Board of Directors from 2003-2006.

“We are honored to recognize Rabbi Judy Schindler as the recipient of this year’s Lucille Giles Award,” said Diane Thompson, CEO of FCS, “She has been a long-time supporter of FCS and is a true example of how to live out our core values of Compassion, Hope, Accountability, Inclusion and Respect.”

In addition to her support of FCS, she has displayed compassion and dedication to social justice in many of her other life choices. Rabbi Schindler was named Rabbi Emerita of Temple Beth El in Charlotte, North Carolina after serving from 1998-2016. Prior to coming to Charlotte, she was an Associate Rabbi at Westchester Reform Temple in Scarsdale, New York.

Rabbi Schindler envisioned and led the creation of four social justice documentaries being utilized across the country and has contributed chapters and articles to more than ten books.

Rabbi Schindler is now a contributing columnist for the Charlotte Observer. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Charlotte Clergy Coalition for Justice, is co-chair of the Rabbinic Council of the Association of Reform Zionists of America and is a Trustee of the Reform Pension Board. She is past co-chair of the Women’s Rabbinic Network, served on the Board of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Coalition for Housing, and as co-chair of the Clergy Council of MeckMin.

Rabbi Schindler is married to Chip Wallach, who works for Bank of America. They have two sons, Maxwell and Alec. She is the daughter of the late Rabbi Alexander Schindler who was president of the Union for Reform Judaism 1973-1995.

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Sarah Hyde, Director of Development and PR or Diane Thompson, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Phone: 704-372-4663

Email: shyde@fcsnc.org; dthompson@fcsnc.org

Website: www.fcsnc.org

PAT RODGERS to be Honored by Florence Crittenton Services

President and CEO of Rodgers Builders recipient of Lucille Giles Award

 

(April 17, 2017) On May 9, 2017, Patricia Rodgers, President of Rodgers Builders, will be awarded Florence Crittenton Services’ (FCS) Lucille Giles Award at the FCS Annual Luncheon. This award is given to an individual with outstanding commitment to human and social concerns, who has  supported the women and children served by Florence Crittenton’s programs.

 

Pat Rodgers served on the Florence Crittenton Board of Directors from 1995-1998 and 1998-2001. She served as Board Chair from 1996-1997 and 1997-1998, as did her late husband B.D. Rodgers in 1983-1984 and 1992-1993. Pat has been a longtime supporter of the comprehensive programs that empower and equip the women and children in crisis served by FCS. Rodgers is an annual event sponsor of the Annual Luncheon and has hosted a charity golf tournament benefiting FCS for eight years: The B.D. Rodgers Memorial Golf Tournament.

 

Florence Crittenton Services is a nonprofit organization that offers pregnant adolescent girls and women, of any age, safe housing, and prenatal care through delivery of their baby, along with a continuum of care, focused on counseling, health care, and vocational and educational services. The agency was established in Charlotte in 1903 and has served 40,000 women and children and their families since.

 

Funds raised at the Annual Luncheon are used to maintain and strengthen the agency’s comprehensive services throughout all programs. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2015-2016 40% of the women admitted to FCS had no prenatal care at the time of admission, 66% were homeless, 48% of FCS clients had documented mental health issues.

 

“Pat Rodgers has been supporting Florence Crittenton Services for many years, and I could not be more excited to honor the work she has done for our young girls and women,” said Diane Thompson, CEO of FCS. “Though we could never thank her enough, the Lucille Giles Award will allow us to formally recognize her for her support. Pat’s dedication to FCS—and by extension, our community—has provided so much Health and Hope for those in need.”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Sarah Hyde, Director of Development and PR

or Diane Thompson, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Phone: 704-372-4663

Email: shyde@fcsnc.org; dthompson@fcsnc.org

Website: www.fcsnc.org

 

FLORENCE CRITTENTON AWARDED $100,000 FROM MECKLENBURG COUNTY ABC BOARD

ABC Funds Are Used for Substance Abuse Education and Recovery

 

(January 12, 2017) Florence Crittenton Services’ (FCS) partnership continues with the Mecklenburg County ABC Board. Funds awarded from the Mecklenburg County ABC Board are used to strengthen the agency’s Generations of Impact Program, which educates our young girls and women and those struggling with substance abuse. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2015-2016, 39% of clients admitted to FCS had substance abuse or addiction issues. Funding from the Mecklenburg County ABC Board allows FCS to continue providing substance abuse prevention services to the agency’s high-risk population.

Florence Crittenton Services is a nonprofit organization that offers pregnant adolescent girls and women, of any age, safe housing, and prenatal care through delivery of their baby, along with a continuum of care, focused on counseling, health care, and vocational and educational services. The agency was established in Charlotte in 1903 and has served 40,000 women and children and their families since.

Since 1948, the Mecklenburg County ABC Board has invested back into the communities in which it serves, with this Grant Program coming into existence in 1996 and distributing over $58 million dollars to organizations that “prevent, educate on the dangers of, and treat substance abuse.”

“We know that with the proper intervention, our young girls and women—even those struggling with problems as complex as substance abuse—have a great chance of becoming independent individuals,” said Diane Thompson, CEO of FCS. “This partnership and funding from the Mecklenburg County ABC Grant Program helps us continue to give two generations Health & Hope.”

Florence Crittenton’s Program Administrator Gayle Butterfield added, “Substance abuse may affect our clients or members of their families. This grant from the Mecklenburg County ABC Board allows us to give our clients tools to combat substance abuse, be healthy and have healthy children.”

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GYMNASTICS COMPETITION RAISES $5,284 for FLORENCE CRITTENTON SERVICES

Perfect Balance Training Center Also Donates to Agency for the Holidays

 

(December 22, 2016) Florence Crittenton Services’ (FCS) annual gymnastics meet Empowering Determined Girls Everywhere (EDGE) took place from October 21, 2016 to October 23, 2016 at Perfect Balance Training Center and raised $5,284 for the young girls and women at FCS. This year, EDGE featured 13 teams that competed in gymnastics events like the balance beam and floor exercises. Staff and supporters of Perfect Balance also donated gifts to FCS for the girls to have Christmas gifts.

Florence Crittenton Services is a nonprofit organization that offers pregnant adolescent girls and women, of any age, safe housing, and prenatal care through delivery of their baby, along with a continuum of care, focused on counseling, health care, and vocational and educational services. For the 9th year in a row, 100% of FCS babies were born drug-free. The agency was established in Charlotte in 1903 and has served 40,000 women and children and their families since.

“This is our second year participating in EDGE and we are excited to see how it grows in the coming years, giving local gymnasts an opportunity to do what they love while supporting their community,” said Diane Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of FCS. “We always enjoy putting on a new event and attracting and building new relationships with supporters of the work we do at Florence Crittenton.”

Florence Crittenton’s Director of Development Sarah Hyde added, “My hope is that this event will continue to raise critical funds that allow us to serve our clients struggling with very complex challenges stemming from various traumas. We feel so fortunate that Perfect Balance has joined us in our mission to provide Health and Hope to those girls and women in need in our community.”

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We are excited to say here at Florence Crittenton Services (FCS) that we have completed our challenge grant from The Leon Levine Foundation, securing $50,000 in funding. On behalf of the young girls and women we serve, our Board of Directors, and our staff, we would like to share a sincere thank you to all of our supporters in the community who made this possible. Your continued dedication to young girls and women in need will help to empower and equip them with the resources they need to be self-sufficient.

 

FCS will be hosting its Annual Luncheon Tuesday, May 13th at Myers Park United Methodist Church.

Each year, FCS’ annual lunch attracts more than 300 attendees and in 2013 raised approximately $90,000+ to help FCS clients. The FCS Lucille P. Giles Award is given to an individual or company that has supported women and families, through advocacy and action and investment, have helped FCS at the highest level. This year, Gail Brinn Wilkins will be honored with the award for her years of involvement and her passion for our young women and babies.

Registration will begin at 11:15 a.m. and the program will begin promptly at 12 noon.

Please RSVP to Debi Nelson by email at dnelson@fcsnc.org or call 704-372-4663, ext. 410.

Come dress in  your cocktail attire and join us for a night of Fashion, Entertainment, Cocktails and Dancing!

Florence Crittenton is hosting its 2nd Annual Charity Fashion Show. This year, the theme is Beside Every Good Man… Salute to Power Couples. The event will be held Saturday, April 26th beginning at 7p.m. at Extravaganza Depot (1610 N Tryon St).

You can register for our guest list* by clicking here. VIP Admission is $150 and includes a 1 hour reception with the models and sponsors beginning at 6pm, and preferred seating. General Admission is $75.

You may also mail a check to:
Florence Crittenton Service
c/o Fashion Show
P.O. Box 36392
Charlotte, NC 28236

Make sure to check out our Facebook Page and share with your friends! We can’t wait to see everyone there!

 

*Please note, we will not be mailing, sending, or printing any tickets. Those attending will register for our guest list which will be available at the entrance. If you are purchasing more than one ticket, please indicate in the “Additional Comments” section the total number of tickets and type under your name, and/or the names of those you are purchasing them for.

The Leon Levine Foundation approved a $50,000 challenge grant to Florence Crittenton Services (FCS). There is one month left for every new, increased or lapsed dollar donation given to FCS to be matched by The Leon Levine Foundation up to $50,000 (made by June 15, 2016).

FCS was established in Charlotte in 1903 and has served 40,000 women and children and their families.

Florence Crittenton Services is a nonprofit organization that offers pregnant adolescent girls and women, of any age, safe housing, and prenatal care through delivery of their baby, along with a continuum of care, focused on counseling, health care, and vocational and educational services. For the 9th year in a row, 100% of FCS babies were born drug-free.

At the agency’s Annual Luncheon this question was posed: “What would happen to these young women if FCS weren’t here?” asked Mac McCarley, FCS Board of Directors member and Partner at Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein. “Research, and our own experience, show that they would stay in or fall prey to cycles of homelessness, domestic violence, trauma, failing educational experiences, poverty, limited job skills or opportunities, substance abuse, and even human trafficking.”

He continued, “We are now working to meet our third challenge grant from The Leon Levine Foundation.  They are challenging us to build a more expansive donor network.  They will match dollar-for-dollar new money we raise between now and June 15. Qualifying contributions are from a new donor, an increased gift over last year’s donation, or getting a lapsed donor back in the fold.”

CEO Diane Thompson shared, “The agency is once again excited about this opportunity to raise awareness of our programs and services. We are hopeful this challenge grant will garner us new donors who will share in our passion of empowering our young girls and women, while incentivizing our current donor base to increase their donations or to start donating again.

Please consider donating to FCS by either sending it securely via https://crittentonofnc.org/giving-opportunities/, mail, or phone (704-372-4663).