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March CARE Corner: Financial Literacy Celebration

Financial Literacy Celebration

Join Us: CARE Financial Literacy Celebration on April 20th

CARE is holding a Financial Literacy Celebration at 5 P.M. on Friday, April 20th, during the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Annual Spring Meeting at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C. The fundraising reception will highlight the progress that CARE has made in the past year and will honor retired U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Mary Grace Diehl (N.D. Ga.) with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her more than 11 years of volunteerism with CARE. You can register for the reception here. You can also view the event page by clicking “Support Us” in the lower right of this page. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact CARE Development Coordinator Ian Redman at [email protected]

Hon. Mary Grace Diehl

Chapter Submission- CARE Chicago: 2017 in Review

Chicago CARE had a busy 2017, presenting 149 times at 33 unique venues where volunteers reached more than 4,300 students and adults. Those presentations included discussions at the National Health Corps Chicago, where volunteers Erica Tukel Wax  (U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Illinois) and Lauren Newman (Thompson Coburn LLP) met with recent college graduates to discuss student loans. CARE Volunteers William J. Barrett (Barack Farrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP) and Shanasha King (Transunion) also presented at the Nancy B. Jefferson Alternative High School, which is a high school program within a juvenile detention center. The year ended on a high note with presentations at the DeVry University Advantage Academy, where more than 200 students were reached by our volunteers, including Hon. Janet Baer (U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Illinois).

CARE Chicago thanks its dedicated volunteers for making 2017 a remarkable year and we look forward to an exciting 2018. Visit for more information on getting involved in the Chicago area.

Editor’s Note: This section was provided by the CARE Chicago Chapter and was lightly edited for digital format.

CARE Hires a Spring Staff Intern

CARE is excited to announce the hiring of spring staff intern Nic C. Stevens.

Nic Stevens

He is a senior at the George Washington University and is expected to graduate in May 2018 with a degree in International Affairs with a concentration in international development. After graduation, Nic plans to join the Peace Corps in Madagascar and looks to find work focused on economic development. In his spare time, he plays water polo and loves to travel. In his work with CARE, Nic will help with research, database clean up and communications. Tweet @care4yourfuture to say hi to Nic and the team.

Show Your Support By Giving Monthly to CARE

Giving monthly is an extremely easy and crucial way to support CARE outside of events like the Financial Literacy Celebration. With your recurring gift, you will be able to meaningfully support the organization without feeling the pinch of a large gift at once. A steady stream of income allows the CARE staff to focus on its mission.

Visit today and select the “monthly” button on the donation portal. For more information, email CARE Development Coordinator Ian Redman at [email protected]

Each month, CARE publishes a column called the “CARE Corner” in the American Bankruptcy Institute’s “ABI Journal.” This is the March 2018 column republished and lightly edited for the website blog.

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