The Board Corner
My name is Donna Clark and I am the Vice President of Member Services for the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) which is in Fredericksburg, VA. I have been an association executive my whole career. Previously, I worked for the American Bankers Association (ABA) in Washington, D.C. I have been constantly amazed at the volunteerism displayed in member-based organizations. People give selflessly of their time and talents. Several years ago, I took over management of the ATSS Foundation (which we like to refer to as the heart of the association) and I became even more impressed with the way in which people gave back to a cause that they truly believed in.
About a year and a half ago our former communications director introduced me to Juanita and the Fail-Safe ERA organization. I was so impressed with their work and specifically Juanita’s passion. I, as so many others, have family affected by incarceration, and I truly believe that we owe it to society to do our best to try to help those individuals become useful members of society again. I was recently asked to join the Fail-Safe ERA’s Board of Directors and manage their Development and Fundraising Committee - it is a position I do not take lightly. I am hopeful that we can grow this organization so that we can make a positive impact on our community.
Interested in donating to our organization? Give me a call at (540) 850-9869.
Corner of Inspiration
A note is from one of the children who attends our ECHIPS program, that has been affected by incarceration. This month we will be providing school supplies and mindfulness activities to children affected by incarceration.
These events are made possible with Support from Youth in Philanthropy of the Community Foundation
Did You Know?
We held our second Right Road Job Training and Placement Program. The lowest score was 92. They are ready to promote roadway safety!!!
Juanita Shanks, Doug Taylor and Shanail Mitchell join Ted Schubel on Town Talk- July 23, 2019 Fail Safe-ERA is ten years old. The organization works with returning citizens after time in jail or prison. We talk about job training, helping children with incarcerated parents and the upcoming gala.
to register and learn more please visit our upcoming event page: https://www.failsafe-era.org/events
IT’S OUR 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
10 Year “Center of Hope” Fundraiser Gala and 5th Annual Scholarship Program
Preventing Generations of Incarceration
August 24, 2019
Fredericksburg Expo Center
Social/Vendor Visits/Silent Auction: 6:00 PM
Dinner Program: 7:00 PM
Fredericksburg Mayor Katherine Greenlaw
ATSSA Vice President of Member Services
(Second Chance Employer)
Associate Director of Offender Services
The last day to purchase tickets is August 14.
We are excited about our upcoming 10 Year Anniversary this month. We hope you can help us celebrate on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the Fredericksburg Expo Center. The proceeds from this event will support the FailSafe-ERA programs and Center of Hope. It is not too late for you to become a sponsor, purchase tickets, or make a donation. https://www.failsafe-era.org/sponsor-black-tie.
Thank you to sponsors and donors (we would love to add your name to our list)
American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA)
Johnny and Donna Clark
April Robertson-Heflin, Affordable Home Loans
Thomas and Janice Boles, B Premier Ventures
Brenda Locke, CTI Real Estate
Verneika Turk, TLCleaning Services
Tisha Johnson,Orleans Bistro & Grill
Delegate John McGuire
Melissa Brown, Pinnacle Treatment Centers
Strong Tower Ministries
Kim Cummings, NPHC-Fredericksburg
Charissa McCall, Rissa’s Jewelry Box
Sara Putnam, Color Street
Linda Carter, Plexus
Dena Marie-Smith, Monat
Michelle Caldwell Thompson, CTI Real Estate
Johnetta Johnson Hooper, The Prosperity Mission