NEENAH, WIS. (1/15/2010) - A matching gift campaign benefiting the Child Advocacy Center in Neenah, Wis., exceeded its $70,000 goal. The campaign began when Thomas J. and Renee Boldt and an anonymous donor agreed to match up to $35,000 in gifts given to the center through Dec. 31, 2009. A total of 99 donors – including the Fox Cities Exchange Club, Kimberly-Clark Corp. and New York Life Insurance Co. – contributed more than $41,000. The matching gift brings the grand total to more than $76,000.
"The overwhelming response to our fundraising campaign will help ensure that we are able to meet the needs of the children we treat each year," said Sara Schumacher, supervisor/forensic interviewer at the center. "We thank these generous donors for stepping up to help support some of the most vulnerable members of our community."
The Child Advocacy Center, located at 325 N. Commercial St., Suite 400, is a safe place for kids who may have been abused or neglected. The center, which opened in 2004, provides a complete medical examination and an interview by a social worker specially trained to work with traumatized children. All work is carefully documented on videotape or DVD to meet judicial standards. The goal of the center is to protect children from abuse and provide resources to help them heal. The center is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin-Fox Valley and is accredited by the National Children's Alliance.
Tom Boldt is CEO at The Boldt Company, located in Appleton, Wis. He and his wife, Renee, support a variety of organizations in the Fox Valley. The Boldt Company is a major contributor to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and the Child Advocacy Center.