TEMPE, Arizona – The Association for Supportive Child Care (ASCC) will award our Annual Spirit of the Child Award to child crisis champions Christine Scarpati and Marsha Porter on September 22, 2016.
The Spirit of the Child Award is awarded to an individual in the community who has dedicated their life’s work to improving the quality of children’s lives in the state of Arizona.
Christine Scarpati, founder and Executive Director Emeritus of the Child Crisis Center in Mesa, has spent the past 36 years working to improve the lives of Arizona’s most vulnerable children.
Marsha Porter, Executive Director Emeritus of Crisis Nursery, Inc. in Phoenix, for more than 20 years, worked to “break the cycle” of abuse and neglect of Arizona’s youngest citizens.
The dedication and hard work raising the level of services and care for the most vulnerable children in Arizona, make Christine and Marsha ideal recipients of this honor.
The Inaugural Spirit of the Child Award was presented in 2012 to Susan Jacobs, Executive Director of the Association for Supportive Child Care. “This award we are presenting will carry on her [Susan Jacobs] legacy and the legacy of the agency [Association for Supportive Child Care] for years to come when this award is given to other deserving people” said ASCC 2012 Board President, Brenda Fleming.
This year’s recognition celebration featuring hors d’oeuvres, wine and live music will take place at ASCC’s Tempe office at 3920 South Rural Road on Thursday, September 22, 2016, 5:00 – 7:00 pm. You may purchase your tickets online at https://www.asccaz.org/soca.html, or contact Dawn Henry at 480-829-0500 x1112, or [email protected]