Turning Point, Executive Director, Jane Farmer
The first recipient of the ELC Angels Foundation Fund is Turning Point, Executive Director, Jane Farmer. Turning Point, Inc. is a crisis intervention 501 (c) 3 non-profit agency with a mission to confront violence against women and children in McHenry County, Illinois. Established in 1981, Turning Point served 1,754 clients in 2012 and responded to 5,228 crisis hotline and information calls. Its work provides life-changing and lifesaving services and secure shelter to those who suffer the horrific crime of violence perpetrated by those they should be most able to trust, and in homes that should be their safe haven.
Turning Point, Inc. asked an ELC team to develop a social media initiative with a goal to cultivate and engage donors and volunteers who are new to the organization. In addition, the ELC team will develop a strategic initiative for a planned giving campaign that can be used to attract potential donors.
Dr. Mark Rosenbaum, Kohl's Corporation Professor of Retail Marketing, will coach the Fall 2013 project. The student team was interviewed and selected in April, 2013. This project provides an outstanding opportunity for students to learn more about non-profit organizations and to gain experience by working on a real project for a real organization.
To learn more about the ELC Angels Foundation Fund and how you can help, contact: Joan Petros, firstname.lastname@example.org, 815-753-8414.