December 4, 2019

CARES Northwest/Randall Children’s Hospital Foundation wins ninety-nine girlfriends’ Family and Human Services Impact Award

Ninety-nine girlfriends, a collective giving organization of Portland women, has announced the 2019 winners of its Impact Awards! The winners span five categories, and each one will receive a $100,000 grant to move its mission forward in 2020. Grants are awarded based on member votes, and this year saw 95% voter turnout! We are very pleased to announce that the winner in the Family and Human Services Category is CARES Northwest (Child Abuse Response and Evaluation Services), our community’s child abuse response program supported by Randall Children’s Hospital Foundation!

Arnerich Massena’s managing director of institutional services and business development and principal Terri Schwartz sits on the board of the Randall Children’s Hospital Foundation and knows firsthand the amazing work they are doing in the community. Randall Children’s Hospital offers family-friendly spaces and patient care procedures that reduce stress on patients and families, including a state-of-the-art Family-Integrated Care environment in their Neonatal Intensive Care Unity (NICU) that helps families share responsibility early on for their infant’s care. The grant from 99 girlfriends will help CARES Northwest and Randall Children’s Hospital Foundation bring medical child abuse assessments, forensic interviews, and trauma therapy to Washington County, which will intervene to stop child abuse and help children heal from their traumatic experiences.

Katherine Fox, Arnerich Massena investment advisor and philanthropic advisor, is a member of ninety-nine girlfriends. Learn more about her role in the collective giving consortium at http://arnerichmassena.com/pdf/pr/hw/Partnering_in_our_community.pdf . To learn more about the ninety-nine girlfriends Impact Award, visit https://ninetyninegirlfriends.com/current-and-past-award-winners.

To learn more about the Randall Children’s Hospital Foundation, visit https://www.legacyhealth.org/giving-and-support/medical-sites/randall.aspx

To learn more about CARES (Child Abuse Response and Evaluation Services) Northwest, visit https://www.caresnw.org/