Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona Announces New Board Members

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Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona is pleased to announce Andrew Yocopis and Maggie Blackwell have joined the nonprofit’s board of directors.

 

Andrew Yocopis, an attorney at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, focuses his practice on a wide-range of real estate matters. He represents clients in the acquisition, development, financing, leasing, and disposition of various commercial properties, including multifamily and mixed-use developments, office buildings, shopping centers, industrial sites, and hotels.  He’s a former board member at Berkeley Law Foundation, associated with ULI and Valley Partnership and a volunteer with United Way, CASS and Ballet Arizona.

He says, “I am personally interested in Free Arts’ Mission to transform children’s trauma to resilience through the arts. There are very few organizations that combine arts and education in the impactful way that Free Arts delivers its services. I feel very connected to Free Arts’ mission and the communities it serves.”

Maggie Blackwell is director at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), where she’s responsible for Core Banking Transformation.  She’s a former board member at Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development, a volunteer at Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and St. Mary’s Food Bank.

Maggie noted, “I like the combination of helping at risk youth with a focus on the arts. I know it can be very beneficial in healing. I personally enjoying painting, going to art galleries and supporting up and coming artists. I look forward to serving on the board and helping them to continue to grow.”

 

About Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona

Founded in 1993, Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona is a non-profit organization that works to transform children’s trauma to resilience through the arts.  Free Arts programs include creative elements that promote safety, self-expression and a sense of belonging. Free Arts programs are delivered by 900 volunteer mentors and artists who serve more than 8,000 children annually through partnerships with 43 social service child welfare agencies at 100+ sites across Maricopa County. For more information on Free Arts, visit: www.FreeArtsAZ.org.

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