2010 BCAC AR_WEB by liuhongmei


									                                                                                                                           FALL 2010

                  2010 AnnuAl REPORT
         25 Years Mobilizing for Children
     For a quarter century, the Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition (BCAC) has been a champion advocating on behalf
     of Bridgeport’s children and families. BCAC is proud to have been at the forefront of many efforts that have made
     a difference in the lives of children, consistently shining a light on the challenges facing our children, demonstrating
     the disparities that exist in providing much needed programs and services, and mobilizing the power of the people
     to create positive change for families living in Connecticut’s largest city.

    BCAC Welcomes New Executive Director                          25th Anniversary Breakfast
    In June 2009, Marilyn Ondrasik announced her                                              “Children who don’t have
    depature from BCAC after 17 years as executive                                            advocates like BCAC are
    director. Her commitment and dedication were                                              falling behind by leaps
    unparalleled and her consistent leadership was a                                          and bounds.”
    driving force behind the many successes BCAC                                              Mayor Cory Booker,
                                                                                              City of Newark, New Jersey
    can claim.
                                                                                               The Honorable Cory Booker,
                         In September 2009, BCAC
                                                                                               Mayor of Newark, New
                         entered a transition phase, most
                                                                                               Jersey, electrified a sold-out
                         ably led by assistant director,
                                                                                               crowd at BCAC’s 25th
                         Barbara Edinberg. After an
                                                                                               Anniversary Breakfast in
                         extensive search, Mary Pat
                                                                  April 2010. Holding the audience spellbound, Booker
                         Curran Healy was selected as
                                                                  left us energized and more convinced than ever of
                         BCAC’s new executive director
                                                                  our ability to effect positive change.
                         effective February 2010.
                                                                  To mark its 25th anniversary, BCAC took the
    Mary Pat is well known and very well respected in
                                                                  opportunity to honor its six former board chairs
    Bridgeport and throughout Connecticut. Prior to
                                                                  for their outstanding service to the children of
    joining BCAC, she was the community relations and
                                                                  Bridgeport. Nancy Gilliland, Pastor Anthony
    government liaison for AT&T Connecticut. Mary Pat’s
                                                                  Bennett, Margie Powell, Rae Sharp, Edie Cassidy,
    passion for children’s issues, combined with her ex-
                                                                  and Jan Park were recognized with a standing
    tensive knowledge of community outreach and fund
                                                                  ovation and heartfelt thanks from a very
    development, will be a tremendous asset to BCAC.
                                                                  appreciative audience.
    Mary Pat will use her vision and expertise to
    strengthen BCAC’s voice, which we will use to
    continue researching the issues, educating our
    community and mobilizing for change.

25 Years Working to Secure Our Children’s Future • Leave No City Behind Campaign • Hundreds of parents mobilized for education •
2010 AnnuAl REPORT
                                                                  Affordable, Quality Health Care Coverage
                                                                  Within Reach
                                                                  This year, we kept health care reform in the public
                                                                  eye by educating the community about Connecticut’s
                                                                  health care reform law, SustiNet, and mobilizing
                                                                  support for national health care reform.
                                                                  Working hand-in-hand with the statewide
                                                                  healthcare4every1 campaign, we:
                                                                  • Celebrated passage of SustiNet by organizing two
                                                                    awareness events in Stamford with nearly 100
                                                                  • Expanded our reach into the Latino community,
                                                                    meeting with more than 50 clergy and community
                                                                    leaders in Stamford and organizing Bridgeport
                                                                   Latinos for healthcare4every1
                                                                  • Generated support for national health care reform
                                                                    through ongoing regional media coverage
               BCAC By The Numbers                                • Mobilized parents, clergy and community leaders
                    2009-2010                                       to attend national health care reform Town Hall
                                                                    Meetings in Norwalk and Bridgeport and a vigil
   5,000 people read three reports produced and                     in Stamford
   distributed by BCAC                                            • Made 10 presentations throughout the region and
                                                                    organized community meetings with health care
   1,320 parents took BCAC surveys                                  leaders, clergy and small business owners

   700+ signatures collected to preserve
   state-funded assistance programs
                                                                    BCAC’s voice, joined with many others, helped to
   675 people attended BCAC events                                  create the momentum needed to enact the national
                                                                    Affordable Care Act passed on March 23, 2010.
   27 references to BCAC cited in regional print,                   Here in Connecticut, the SustiNet Plan is being
   radio and television news outlets                                designed and readied for implementation. Together,
                                                                    the federal reform bill and SustiNet will make
   20 Task Force meetings organized with                            affordable, quality health care coverage within
   400 people                                                       reach for state residents.

   100’s of phone calls and emails generated to
   support our issues

• Assault weapon ban • School Breakfast Program • Lead Safe House • $60 million in new school repair money • Legislative Report Cards •
      25 Years Mobilizing for Children
      Helping Low-Income Children and Their
      Parents Obtain Insurance
      With the continued economic downturn, BCAC
      stepped up outreach efforts to enroll parents and
      children in the state’s HUSKY health insurance pro-
      gram for low-income families. During the year, BCAC
      helped 307 children and 151 parents apply for or
      renew their HUSKY coverage.
      BCAC’s HUSKY Outreach Collaborative provides the
      only forum in Fairfield County for outreach workers to
      identify and address enrollment issues in the program
      and receive training on HUSKY policies and proce-
      dures. The Collaborative continues to meet quarterly,
      with over 25 active members from hospitals, commu-
      nity health centers, child care programs, and health
      departments from Bridgeport, Norwalk and Stamford.
                                                                               Residents Voice Concerns at
                                                                               Children’s Issues Forum
                                                                               More than 100 Bridgeport residents met with
      Survey Supports Patient-Centered                                         five of Bridgeport’s eight legislators at this year’s
                                                                               Children’s Issues Forum held in December 2009.
      Health Care                                                              Rep. Andres Ayala, Rep. Christopher Caruso,
                                  This past year, we                           Senator Ed Gomes, Rep. Auden Grogins, and
                                  addressed the “medical                       Rep. Jack Hennessey reported on the fiscal and
                                  home” model of health                        social services outlook at the state level and
                                  care, which is strongly                      their plans to support Bridgeport’s children,
                                  supported by state and                       while residents conveyed which critical issues
                                  national health care                         held the highest priorities. The roundtable
                                  reform efforts. In this                      discussions focused on education, health care
                                  model, children and adults                   and state-funded services for low-income families.
      have a health care provider who is responsible for
      ensuring comprehensive, culturally appropriate,
      coordinated patient-centered health care.
                                                                               Recession Hurts State of the Child
                                                                               BCAC’s signature report, State of the Child 2009,
      BCAC organized five focus groups and surveyed over
                                                                               indicated that the recession continued to affect
      335 parents to identify the most important factors in
                                                                               Bridgeport area children. Living in poverty puts
      choosing and staying with their child’s doctor. The
                                                                               children at risk for poor health, poor school
      survey found that parents value the thoroughness of
                                                                               performance, family and community violence,
      the doctor’s exam, being respected and being heard.
                                                                               and homelessness. BCAC is committed to
      BCAC shared these findings with the SustiNet Patient-
                                                                               recognizing and celebrating positive changes that
      Centered Medical Home Advisory Committee, which
                                                                               have occurred and will continue to call attention
      is developing recommendations to implement the
                                                                               to those areas where conditions have deteriorated
      medical home model of care statewide.
                                                                               and worsened.

• $9.5 million to Bridgeport for children’s mental health services • Healthy Families Home Visiting Program • Family Centers Kith and Kin Project •
2010 AnnuAl REPORT
Keeping Our Eye on School Suspensions                            Early Childhood Teacher Retention
                                                                 Recognizing that continuity in early education is very
                                                                 important to a child’s learning and healthy develop-
                   1769                            Suspensions   ment, BCAC investigated the factors that contribute to
         1,558                                                   teacher turnover in Bridgeport early childhood
                                           1,458                 programs and made recommendations to address the
                                   1,052           Enrollment
                                                                 root causes. A New Catch-22: Teacher Turnover in
                                                   2007-08       Early Education, released in January, found that when
   602                                                           teachers working in community-based early education
                                                                 programs earn their bachelor’s degree, they are likely
                                                                 to leave to take a position in the public school system,
   GRADE 6         GRADE 8          GRADE 10
                                                                 where the salaries, benefits and hours are much more
In December, BCAC released Lost Class Time: The
State of Suspensions in Bridgeport Schools, which                                          With limited resources to
examined the extent of in-school and out-of-school                                         increase salaries, it will
suspensions. BCAC also recommended ways to                                                 be difficult for community-
further address this pressing issue.                                                       based early education
                                                                                           programs to be competitive
The Good News                                                                              and have the ability to retain
Bridgeport public schools have reduced out-of-                                             staff. Over the coming year,
school suspensions by more than 40% since the                                              BCAC will be working hard
2006-07 school year. This represents tremendous                                            to preserve state funding for
progress and BCAC applauds the school system’s                                             education and early care
efforts.                                                                                   programs.

More Work To Do
Nonetheless, our research found significant room for             Families in the Recession
improvement. Despite the progress made, Bridge-                  Our second annual jobseekers survey was completed
port students still lost nearly 20,000 school days               in March and provided important insight for better
during the 2007-08 school year due to suspensions.               understanding the far-reaching impact the recession
                                                                 is having on families. BCAC partnered with Career
                                                                 Resources to survey 982 jobseekers in the greater
   BCAC released the report in a joint news                      Bridgeport area. The survey indicated that residents
   conference with Dr. John Ramos, Bridgeport                    are without work for longer periods of time, unemploy-
   Superintendent of Schools, who presented an                   ment is a regional issue and basic needs are on the
   update on the district’s current efforts to                   rise. However, the use of available services, including
   reduce suspensions. The report received                       food stamps, heating assistance and unemployment
   regional media coverage, drawing even more                    benefits, is inconsistent. Armed with this knowledge,
   attention to the issue.                                       BCAC will continue to advocate for a state budget
                                                                 that supports children and families in need.

• Children’s Issues Forums • Bridgeport Day at Niantic Prison • Price of Prescription Drugs Report • healthcare4every1 Campaign •
 BCAC gratefully acknowledges and thanks our supporters

   BCAC Members Above                                New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
                                                     Nichols United Methodist Church
                                                                                                    Sponsors                                       Claire S. Gold
                                                                                                                                                   Laurie Goldberg
                                                                                                    Gifts of $100 to $499.
   and Beyond                                        Nichols United Methodist Women                                                                Linda Goldenberg
   Gifts of $1000 or more.                           Operation Hope of Fairfield, Inc.              Affordable Housing Centers of America          Joe Goloff
                                                     Optimus Health Care                            Howard J. Aibel                                Sen. Edwin A. Gomes
   Greenfield Hill Congregational Church             Planned Parenthood                                                                            John Gomes
                                                                                                    Alloy Engineering Co.
   St. Vincent’s Medical Center                      Russell Temple CME Church                                                                     Andrea Goodman and Jeff Ackerman
                                                                                                    Laura and Joseph Amicucci
   St. Vincent’s Special Needs Center                RYASAP                                                                                        Eleanor and Roy Gosse
                                                                                                    Katie and Robert Augustyn
   The Connection, Inc.                              Sacred Heart University                                                                       Mary C. Green
                                                                                                    Raymond G. Baldwin, Jr.
                                                     School Volunteer Association of Bridgeport     Trina and Ross Barnes                          Ruth Green
   BCAC Member                                       Southwest Community Health Center
                                                     Southwestern Area Health Education Center
                                                                                                    Debbie Bartone                                 Hope Hageman
                                                                                                                                                   Karen and James Harman
                                                                                                    Rachel and Steven Behrends
   Organizations                                      (AHEC), Inc.                                  Carol D. Birks                                 William Hass
   We thank our Members who                          St. Mark’s Day Care Center                     Sylvia S. Blackburn                            HealthNet of the Northeast
   make the Coalition possible.                      St. Paul’s Lutheran Church                     Dorothy Blaustein                              Mary Pat C. Healy
                                                     Stratford Community Services                   Wendy Bloch and Rabbi James Prosnit            Paula and Robert Herzlinger, MD
   A Child’s World, Inc.                             Summerfield United Methodist Church            Rev. Peggy S. Block                            Jack Hickey-Williams
   ABCD, Inc.                                        The Council of Churches of Greater             Ronald Blumenfeld, MD                          Margaret Hiller
   AAUW Bridgeport Branch                             Bridgeport, Inc.                              Rev. Dr. Brian Bodt                            Pam Hoffman, MD
   ASPIRA of Connecticut, Inc.                       The Discovery Museum                           Lee Ann and Duane Bollert                      Alejandra Holway
   Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church         The Kennedy Center                             Boys & Girls Village, Inc.                     John Hooper
   Big Brothers Big Sisters of SWCT                  Trinity Episcopal Church                       Susan Brannelly                                Kristin duBay Horton
   Boys & Girls Village, Inc.                        Unitarian Church in Westport                   Donna Brazile                                  Dr. Nancy A. Humphreys
   Bridgeport Parent Center                          Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater       Barbara Bresler                                Wendy and Don Hyman
   Bridgeport Hospital                                Bridgeport                                    Linda R. Brewster                              Ronald Jarrett
   Bridgeport Parent Advisory Council                United Congregational Church of Bridgeport     Bridgeport Council of Administrators &         Geraldine W. Johnson
   Bridgeport Public Education Fund                  United Way of Coastal Fairfield County          Supervisors                                   Rev. Tyrone P. Jones, IV
   Bridgeport Regional Business Council              University of Bridgeport School of Education   Bridgeport Hospital Foundation, Inc.           Alanna Kabel
   Burroughs Community Center                        Wakeman Boys & Girls Club                      Bridgeport Housing Authority                   Janelle Kandrach
   Cardinal Shehan Center                                                                           Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust                  Lucy and Alan Katz
   Career Resources
   Caroline House
                                                     Donors Above                                   Bridgeport Public Education Fund               Caryn S. Kaufman
                                                                                                                                                   Henry R. Kelly, Sr.
                                                                                                    Sandra J. Brown
   Casey Family Services                             and Beyond                                     Lori Burns-Galdenzi                            Andrea and Irv Kern, Esq.
   Catholic Charities of Fairfield County, Inc.      Gifts of $1000 or more.                        Burroughs Community Center                     Karen King
   Center For Women & Families                                                                      Joseph Carbone                                 King Low Heywood Thomas
   Central Connecticut Coast YMCA                    Richard Bieder, Esq.                           Cardinal Shehan Center                         Nancy Kingwood
   Child Guidance Center of Greater Bridgeport       Clare and Hayes Clark                          Sandra and Daniel Carmichael                   Larry Kluetsch
   Congregation Beth El                              Barbara N. Findlay                             Caroline House                                 Wendy Kohli and Philip Bennett
   Congregation B’nai Israel                         General Electric Company                       Mary Carroll-Mirylees                          Clare Kontos
   Congregation Rodeph Sholom                        William C. Graustein                           Karen Chaplin                                  Lorraine and Maurice Kosstrin
   Connecticut Legal Services, Inc.                  Marcy and Herb Hardt                           Christ Church Tashua                           Judge F. Paul Kurmay
   Easton Exchange Club                              Koskoff, Koskoff and Bieder, P.C.              City of Shelton                                Marie and Brian Langdon
   Fairfield Grace United Methodist Church           Michael Koskoff, Esq.                          Colleen H. Connor, Esq. and Brian P. Kelahan   Ellen Lautenberg
   Fairfield University College of Arts & Sciences   Estate of Ruth Krauss                          Connecticut Association for Human Services     William Lerchen
   Fairfield University School of Nursing            Estate of Benjamin B. Lewis                    Lilla and Milton Cooper, MD                    Liberation Programs
   First Church Congregational                       Rev. Donald C. Luster                          Barbara Cox                                    Susan and Joel Lichtenstein, Esq.
   Friends of New Beginnings Family Academy          Robert D. Scinto, Inc.                         Betsy Cronin                                   Lighthouse Program
   FSW                                               Anita Vogel Sklarsky                           Helen and Arne de Keijzer                      Wendy Lindquist
   Girl Scouts of Connecticut                        Cleo and Jon Sonneborn                         Patrick Devon                                  Phyllis and John Machledt, Jr., MD
   Golden Hill United Methodist Church               Allyson and Jeff Stollenwerck                  Dianne Kaplan deVries                          Linda and Mark Malkin
   Greater Bridgeport Adolescent                     Helen B. Wasserman                             Catherine and Bruce Dillingham                 Chebon Marshall
     Pregnancy Program                                                                              Nancy DiNardo                                  MaryAnn and Robert Matthews
   Hall Neighborhood House                                                                                                                         Maxim Healthcare Services
   Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church                Champions                                      Gina Dunston-Boone, MD
                                                                                                    Christeen Bernard Dur                          Louise and Robert Mazzacane
   International Institute of Connecticut, Inc.      Gifts of $500 to $999.                                                                        Ellen McBride
                                                                                                    Bari S. Dworken
   Jewish Federation of Eastern Fairfield County                                                    Philip Dwyer                                   Marianna McCall
   Jewish Family Service, Inc.                       Aaron’s, Inc.                                                                                 Sue McCalley
                                                     Edith Cassidy                                  June Eichbaum and Kenneth I. Wirfel
   Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County                                                        Lola Elliott-Hugh                              Laurie McTeague
   Lawyers for Children America                      Meghan and Michael Conway                                                                     Merit Insurance, Inc.
                                                     Barbara and Mark Edinberg                      Dr. Marian Evans
   League of Women Voters of Fairfield                                                              Family ReEntry                                 Judith Meyers
   McGivney Community Center                         Dorothy and Jon Fox                                                                           Kathy and Paul Miller
                                                     Connie and Stewart Greenfield                  Luisa Francoeur and Jim Goodrich
   Mercy Learning Center                                                                            Dr. Angela Frusciante                          Dineen Moewe
   Messiah Baptist Church                            Adrienne Farrar Houel                                                                         Maria Mojica
                                                     Elizabeth M. Pfriem                            Sabra Gallo
   Mount Aery Baptist Church                                                                        Ganim Financial Services, Inc.                 MaryBeth and Sal Mollica
   National Council of Jewish Women                  Southwest Community Health Center                                                             Jennifer and Herb Moorin, Esq.
                                                     Faith Taylor and Ted Sullivan                  Marty Gilbert
   Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County                                                         Nancy S. Gilliland                             Alice B. Nealon
                                                                                                                                                   Sharon and Joseph Nechasek

• Rallies at City Hall and the Capital for education funding • City-sponsored evening recreation program • State of the Child in Bridgeport •
BCAC gratefully acknowledges and thanks our supporters
  Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County
  Cecile and David Newberg
                                               Mentors                                  Friends                           Kevin Sheehy
                                                                                                                          Eileen Sheridan
                                               Gifts of $50 to $99.                     Gifts of up to $49.
  Frances Newby                                                                                                           Kevin Simmons
  Jane and Phil Norgren                                                                                                   Gina L. Simpson
                                               Mrs. and Mr. Richard C. Bain             Eileen and Richard Anderson
  Edna Novak                                                                                                              Francine Stein
                                               Ken Bernhard                             Association of Fundraising
  Rev. Marjorie Nunes                                                                                                     Rosemarie and Albert Varese
                                               Loretta Blauner                             Professionals, FCC
  Kathy O’Brien                                                                                                           Mary H. Von Conta
                                               Marcia Bok                               Ivy and Nicole Bass
  Marilyn Ondrasik and Vince Musto                                                                                        Daniel Wasserman
                                               Grayson Braun and James Walsh            Alan Beasley
  Catherine and Clement Onyemelukwe                                                                                       Laura and Packer Wilbur
                                               Maryann B. Brewster                      Diana Bell
  Deborah and Jeffrey Owens                                                                                               Natalie C. Wintter
                                               Isobel Broadhurst                        Stanley Bernard
  Janice Park                                                                                                             Jessica Wolf
                                               Anne and Guido Calabresi                 Audrey and Larry Bernstein, MD
  Partnership for Strong Communities           Dr. and Mrs. Robert D. Chessin           Beatrice Bernstein
  Hattie Pettway
  Suzanne Phillip
                                               Katherine M. Chimini                     Barbara and Arthur Bleemer        Foundations and
                                               JoAnn Davidson                           Robert H. Bloom
  Kathleen Pierce and David Blagys             Troy Ellen Dixon                         Judy Boos                         Civic Groups
  John J. Ramos                                Brad R. Durrell                          Marta Calderon
  Rodger L. Randall                                                                                                       AltruShare Opportunity Fund of Tides
                                               Carole J. Fanslow                        Frances and Ivan Capella
  Deborah R. Rath, Esq.                                                                                                    Foundation
                                               Robert Francis                           Millicent Coburn
  Betsy Redgate                                                                                                           Bromer Kearney Charitable Foundation
                                               Judge and Mrs. Fred Freedman             Diane Santillie Coleman
  Regional Network of Programs                                                                                            The Burroughs Fund
                                               Judy Frey                                Carol L. Conway
  Susan Rigano                                                                                                            Connecticut Health Foundation
                                               Margarita Garces-Shapiro                 Kathi Cunningham
  Pamela Ritter                                                                                                           The Harry Donenfeld Foundation
                                               Deborah Goodman and David Abbey          Sister Mercita Curley
  Lynn and Peter Roberge                                                                                                  Fairfield County Community Foundation
                                               Royal Graves                             Steve Farkas
  Katherine P. Roberts                                                                                                    Fairfield County Community Foundation -
                                               Greater Bridgeport Medical Association   Gail and Gary Felberbaum
  Lisa Roger                                                                                                               Donor Designated Funds
                                               Linda P. Green                           George Ferrera
  Joan Rosenbaum                                                                                                         Fairfield Rotary Club
                                               Laurie and Jeffrey Gross, MD             Mary Ann and Tom Fichera
  Stephanie Ross                                                                                                         William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund
                                               Jackie Heneage                           Lilia Figueroa
  Jim Russell                                                                                                            Percy, Edna and Edward E. Harrison Fund at
                                               Leslie and John Higgins-Biddle           Ruth and Roy Fine
  Patricia Russo                                                                                                           Fairfield County Community Foundation
                                               Home on the Range                        Gloria Francesconi
  Robert D. Russo, Atty.                                                                                                 Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County
                                               Kathleen Hunter                          Diane Fried
  Sarah Schenk                                                                                                           Frederick H. Leonhardt Fund at the New York
                                               Patricia and Jeffrey Jensen              Noel Furie
  Albert Schilling                                                                                                         Community Trust
                                               Carl Johnson, Jr.                        Dr. and Mrs. Marvin Garrell
  Abby Schine                                                                                                            Lone Pine Foundation
                                               Mary Anne Judge                          Vivienne Z. Goldstein
  Elizabeth Schmitt                                                                                                      The George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation
                                               Dorothy Karg                             Richard C. Harper
  School Volunteer Association                                                                                           Edward S. Moore Family Foundation
                                               Darlene Knight                           Frances Haynes
  Rita and Richard Seclow                                                                                                Near & Far Aid Association
                                               Christia Kovel and Tracy Helin           Millie M. Horosko
  Amy Sedlis                                                                                                             Newman’s Own Foundation
                                               Ellen and Gerry Kuroghlian               Hernan Illingworth
  Becky and Michael Shea                                                                                                 Perrin Family Foundation
                                               Deb and John Laurino                     Marcia Jacobs
  Lisa and Mark Shufro                                                                                                   Anne S. Richardson Fund
                                               Maribeth and Sheldon Lawrence            Doris and Frank Jacoby
  Laura Lee and John Simon                                                                                               The Ruscito Family Foundation
                                               Cathleen Lindstrom                       Edith and Bennett Katzen
  Betty S. and Samuel Z. Smith                                                                                           Theodore & Mariadina Steiber Memorial
                                               June R. Lurie                            Mary T. Keane
  Tanya and Robert Smith                                                                                                  Fund at Fairfield County Community
                                               Suzanne MacAvoy                          Barbara and Jeffrey Kiernan
  Nathan Snow                                                                                                             Foundation
                                               Alice Madwed, MD                         The Lack Family
  Southwestern Area Health Education Center                                                                              The Tow Foundation
                                               Chris and George Markley                 Joan and Colin Lane
    (AHEC), Inc.                                                                                                         Universal Health Care Foundation of
                                               Michael J. Knight & Co.                  Sharon Langer
  St. Mark’s Day Care Center, Inc.                                                                                        Connecticut
                                               Perry Montrose                           Beth Lazar
  Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Staunton                                                                                          Westport Sunrise Rotary Club
                                               Elaine O’Keefe                           Ilse Levi
  Dora and Burton Stuttman                     Ruth Perles                              LIUNA Local #665
  Ronelle Swagerty
  Thomas J. Sweeney
                                               Patricia and David Pitchenik             Patricia and David Lorenson      Matching Gifts
                                               Jenny and Tim Robson                     Jeffrey Madwed
  Ralph Tartaglione, Jr.                       Barbara M. Schellenberg, Esq. and        Ruth Madwed                      Allianz of America
  Donna Thompson-Bennett                         Daniel S. Nagel, Esq.                  Phyllis Markoff                  Arch Chemicals, Inc.
  Preston Tisdale                              Varsha and Rajnikant Shah                Barbara and Edward Mason         Casey Charitable Matching Program
  Joyce Undella                                Rev. Julie-Ann Silberman-Bunn            Kate R. McGraw                   Diageo North America
  Robert Urban                                 Virginia Smith                           Cynthia Moore                    GE Charitable Foundation
  Cristin McCarthy Vahey                       Donna Spigarolo                          Nadine Nevins                    Pitney Bowes Charity Giving Station
  David Vita                                   Christina and Ludwig Spinelli            Carol and Humphrey Nichols       Wellington Management Co., LLP
  Nancy and Peter von Euler                    Pedro Wasmer                             Doreen and Paul Philben
  Christine Wasyliko and Christopher Huntley   Scott Wilderman                          Margie Powell
  Webster Bank                                 Ellen and Austin K. Wolf                 Alonda Powell-Johnson
  Eden Werring                                 Hinda and Martin Wolf                    Harvey Riback
  Elaine Whitney                               Katherine and John Yacavone              Ellen Rosoff
  2 Anonymous Donors                           2 Anonymous Donors                       John Salisbury
                                                                                        Jean S. Schoenleber
                                                                                        Sonya Turitz Schopick
                                                                                        Esteban Francisco Sebourne
                                                                                        Rae Sharp

• Reports on class size, school suspensions, school repairs, education funding, childhood obesity • Thousand Voices Speak on the recession •
   BCAC gratefully acknowledges and thanks our supporters
    Breakfast Conference                          Gifts Made in Honor
    Partners                                      In honor of Nicole Bass
                                                      Catherine Onyemelukwe
    Annie E. Casey Foundation and
                                                  In honor of Mrs. Carbone, Mrs. Chetlen and
      Casey Family Services
                                                  Mrs. Matthew
                                                      Mara Brosler
    Breakfast Conference                          In honor of Barbara Edinberg
    Sponsors                                          Helen B. Wasserman
                                                  In honor of Mary Pat Healy
    Aquarion                                          Andrea Kovacs
    AT&T                                          In honor of Marilyn Ondrasik
    Fairfield University                              Eileen and Richard Anderson
    William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund            BCAC staff
    Koskoff, Koskoff and Bieder, P.C.                 Rev. Peggy S. Block
    Kuchma Corporation                                Dorcas Blue
    New Alliance Bank                                 Linda R. Brewster
    People’s United Bank                              Sandra J. Brown
    Robert D. Scinto, Inc.                            Mr. and Mrs. Eric Burns
    United Illuminating Company                       Casey Family Services
                                                      Edith Cassidy
                                                                                               In honor of Catherine Onyemelukwe
    Breakfast Conference                              Carolanne Curry
                                                      Dianne Kaplan deVries
                                                                                                   Troy Ellen Dixon, Cheluchi Onyemelukwe,
                                                                                                   Clement Onyemelukwe, and
    Champions                                         Mark and Barbara Edinberg
                                                                                                   3 anonymous donors
                                                      George Ferrera
    ABCD, Inc.                                                                                 In honor of Janice Park
                                                      Helene Figueroa
    Career Resources                                                                               Linda Hudson
                                                      Barbara N. Findlay
    Charter Oak Foundation/Achievement First                                                   In honor of Florence and Bill Vermeulen
                                                      Marty Gilbert
    City of Bridgeport                                                                             Jean and Vinny Martire and Kathleen
                                                      Janet K. Girardat
    Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte & Sterczala, P.C.                                                    and Brian Soderholm
                                                      Sen. Edwin A. Gomes
    Empowering Resources                                                                       In honor of Helen B. Wasserman
                                                      William C. Graustein
    Fairfield University, Marketing and                                                            Ruth and Roy Fine, Andrea and Irv Kern,
                                                      Laurie and Jeffrey Gross, MD
       Communications                                                                              and Ruth Kobren
                                                      Kris Hazzard
    Mary-Jane Foster                                  Mary Pat Healy
    Greater Bridgeport Area Adolescent                Jack Hickey-Williams                     Gifts Made in Memory
     Pregnancy Program                                Pam Hoffman
    Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County         Karen King                               Barbara and Mark Edinberg, Elizabeth
    Optimus Health Care                               Darlene Knight                           and Clifford Levine, and Ruth Edinberg in
    Pullman & Comley, LLC                             Marie and Brian Langdon                  memory of
    RYASAP                                            Beth Lazar                                  Morris Hirsch
    Allyson Stollenwerck                              Phyllis and John Machledt, Jr., MD       Royal D. Graves in memory of
    The Council of Churches of                        Sal and MaryBeth Mollica                    Alice Graves
      Greater Bridgeport, Inc.                        Cecile and David Newberg, Esq.           Rev. Donald C. Luster in memory of
    The Workplace, Inc.                               Kathy O’Brien                               Dr. Gwen Tolliver-Luster
    Unitarian Church in Westport                      Catherine and Clement Onyemelukwe
    United Way of Coastal Fairfield County
    Urban League of Southern Connecticut
                                                      Devon Pfeifer                            Legacy Donors
                                                      Stephanie Ross                           We are grateful to these thoughtful
    Helen B. Wasserman                                Elizabeth Schmitt                        individuals who have provided for
                                                      Rae Sharp                                BCAC in their estate plans.
    BCAC Partners                                     Betty S. and Samuel Z. Smith
                                                      St. Mark’s Day Care Center               Barbara N. Findlay
    Connecticut Association for Human Services        Carolyn Taylor                           Berenice Finkelstone
    Southwestern Area Health Education Center         Nancy and Peter von Euler                Jack Hickey-Williams
     (AHEC), Inc.                                     Wakeman Boys & Girls Club                Janice Park
                                                      Helen B. Wasserman
    State of the Child                                Anne Watkins and David Berkowitz
                                                      Barbara Yasinski
    Sponsors                                          1 Anonymous Donor
                                                                                               If you would like to know how to
    Community Health Network of Connecticut                                                    include BCAC in your estate plans,
    GE                                                                                         contact Mary Pat Healy
    People’s United Bank                                                                       at mphealy@bcacct.org or
    Pitney Bowes Foundation
    Unilever United States Foundation, Inc.
                                                                                               at 203-549-0075 x11.

                                                                                               We apologize if we have inadvertently
                                                                                               omitted your name or organization.

• 1,000 children and parents enrolled in HUSKY • School bus idling • Parent’s Guide to Special Education • Affordable Housing Campaign •
                                     BCAC Budget 2009-2010
                INCOME                                                                                               EXPENSES
                             Contributions                                            Transportation,        Breakfast 3%
                                 13%                                             Communications & Postage 3%
Grants 72%                                                                                                                                 Staff, Benefits
                                         Corporate                                             Printing &                                  & Consultants
                                       Underwriting 4%                                         Copying 3%                                        72%
                                                                                     Meetings, Office &
                                             Breakfast 4%
                                                                                    Program Supplies 4%
                                                  Interest &
                                               Investments 3%                           Office Space &
                                                                                        Technology 5%
                                              Partnerships with Nonprofits 2%
                                               Memberships 2%
                                                                                         Overhead 10%

 Our Mission                                                                    Staff
 Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition, BCAC,                                     Mary Pat Healy              Mory Hernandez
                                                                                Executive Director          Outreach Associate
 is a coalition of organizations, parents and
                                                                                Barbara Edinberg            Nicole Bass
 other concerned individuals committed to
                                                                                Director of Research        Administrative Assistant
 improving the well-being of Bridgeport’s
                                                                                Lazaro Corro Benites
 children through research, advocacy,                                           Health Care Community
 community education, and mobilization.                                         Organizer

    Board of Directors                 Stanley Bernard                    Brian J. Langdon
                                       Rev. Brian Bodt                    Cynthia Moore
    Frances Newby                      Marta Calderón                     Nadine Nevins
    Chairwoman                         Gina Dunston-Boone, M.D.           Jane F. Norgren
    Rev. Donald C. Luster              Mary E. Eady                       Janice Park
    First Vice Chair and Secretary     Robert Francis                     Margie Powell
                                       Linda Goldenberg                   Alonda T. Powell-Johnson
    Peter H. Roberge                   Marcy Hardt                        Gina LeVon Simpson
    Treasurer                          Frances Haynes                     Tanya Rhodes Smith                            2470 Fairfield Avenue
                                       Margaret Hiller                    Allyson Stollenwerck                          Bridgeport, CT 06605
    Edith B. Cassidy
    Immediate Past Chair               Hernan Illingworth                 Helen B. Wasserman                            Phone: 203-549-0075
                                       Pastor Tyrone P. Jones, IV         Scott K. Wilderman                             Fax: 203-549-0203
                                       Karen King                         Katherine S. Yacavone                           www.bcacct.org

• Substance abuse treatment services for pregnant women • Board of Education Candidates’ Guides • Jim Lehrer NewsHour • And More To Come…

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