Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center Receives $25,000 Grant from Wells Fargo
CHARLESTON, S.C., [PRESS RELEASE] – The Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center announced today a $25,000 grant from Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) to support the 2017 Charleston Child Trauma Conference, to be held from October 17 – 20. This annual conference held in Charleston is designed to encourage dialogue among front-line professionals in the child maltreatment field and cutting-edge researchers around the world.
“We are pleased to support the Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center and the upcoming Charleston Child Trauma Conference,” said Wells Fargo Commercial Relationship Manager Tripp Meares, who also is Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center. “The conference is vital because it encourages dialogue with professionals in the child maltreatment field. The success of children is a critical element in keeping our communities strong and prosperous, and Wells Fargo is committed to providing them with every possible resource to achieve long-term success.”
The Charleston Child Trauma Conference will offer professionals in the field of child abuse and trauma the opportunity to bridge science and practice in order to better serve children and families. The conference, now in its second year, attracts nationally recognized professionals and trainers to Charleston, SC to bring and share their expertise.
“The Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center has been changing the lives of children in the Lowcountry for 26 years,” said Dr. Carole C. Swiecicki, Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center’s executive director and CEO. “As one of the first accredited child advocacy centers in the country, we strive to be an example and leader for others in our field. This conference is a great way to not only teach but to learn from our colleagues.”
“We take seriously our commitment to make a positive impact on the lives of children in our community,” said Lowcountry Business Banking Manager and Senior Vice President Len Hutchison. “Our grant to the Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center is one example of how our efforts add up to make a huge difference in the communities we serve.”