About "Foster Care Counts" and Foster Mother's Day

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About "Foster Care Counts" and Foster Mother's Day

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So I started foster care counts with a program called Mother's day where we brought together more than 2,000 foster parents and children on mother's day for a glorious celebration and banquet with a full spa day with the foster parents with makeovers and manicures and massages and they had photo shoots and we had a full carnival with rides, games for the kids, treats, and entertainments and it is really a way of our being able to thank the foster families for being out there on the front lines if were not and also to celebrate the children. Since then we have taken on other projects that we hope will continue to improve the lives of both foster parents and foster children because of our gratitude for this parents and because our need to step up and assist these children and we are working on expanding the ability to provide mentors for the children to decrease the technology provide and provide computers, to provide additional household needs for the families and supplies for the children and to assist them with there higher education needs by helping to support them in college and the whole host of other projects that have been identified and we are working towards bring up into fruition.

Learn about: About "Foster Care Counts" and Foster Mother's Day from Jeanne K. Pritzker,...

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Jeanne K. Pritzker

Founder, Foster Care Counts

Jeanne K. Pritzker is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Foster Care Counts, a California nonprofit corporation dedicated to improving the lives of current and former foster children.  A successful businesswoman, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Jeanne was educated at the University of Michigan (BA 1982, French and Psychology), Northwestern University (MBA 1986, Finance and Accounting) and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Psy.D. expected 2013, Clinical Psychology).Jeanne started her professional career in the finance world, where her experience included commercial lending, investment banking and entertainment finance. She went on to found and run Splurge, Inc., a producer of healthy snack foods, and The Bag Lady Inc., stimulating microfinance in Asia through importing straw bags made by tsunami victims.Her noteworthy academic and professional successes notwithstanding, Jeanne's greatest satisfaction has come from her personal and philanthropic activities. The proud mother of seven children (including one foster child), she is an outspoken advocate, and a matchless contributor and fundraiser, for foster care and social justice causes. Jeanne is a woman on a mission: to improve the foster care system and to help current and former foster children, as well as her own children, to lead happy, successful, and productive lives.

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