The Courage to Speak® Foundation, Inc.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 10, 2011
CONTACT: Virginia “Ginger” Katz
The Courage to Speak® Foundation Receives Funding from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Pictured above (from left to right) are Larry Katz (Co-Founder of The Courage to Speak® Foundation), Ginger Katz (CEO and Founder of The Courage to Speak® Foundation) & David Molina (VP & Banking Center Manager of Bank of America)
The Courage to Speak® Foundation is pleased to announce the receipt of a $2,500 grant award from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc. This grant will aid in the Foundation’s mission to “Save lives by empowering youth to be drug free and encouraging parents to communicate effectively with their children about drugs.”
Bank of America Charitable Foundation is committed to strengthening the economic and social health of the communities they serve their philanthropic efforts, associate volunteerism, community development lending and investing, support of arts and culture programming and environmental initiatives. Each year the Bank of America Corporation and the Bank of America Charitable Foundation invest $200 million in communities across their global footprint to help set opportunity in motion for diverse individuals and families. For more information, visit www.bankofamerica.com/foundation
Since losing her son, Ian, to drugs in 1996, nationally renowned speaker, Ginger Katz, CEO and Founder and author of Sunny’s Story, has presented to hundreds of thousands of people across the country. The Courage to Speak® Foundation, along with experts in the field, has created drug prevention programs for students in elementary, middle and high school as well as for parents.
The Courage to Speak® Foundation is driven to broaden their reach and touch the lives of more families throughout Connecticut and beyond. For more information, please visit www.couragetospeak.org, or call 1-877-431-3295.
About The Courage to Speak® Foundation:
The Courage To Speak® Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization based in Norwalk, CT, whose mission is "to save lives by empowering youth to be drug free through fostering education and open communication about the dangers of drug and alcohol use." Ginger Katz founded the organization in 1996, just months after her 20 year old son Ian James Eaccarino died of an accidental drug overdose. She and her husband Larry Katz pledged that they would do all they could to help prevent such a tragedy from befalling another family. Since then, Ms. Katz has given nearly 1000 presentations reaching hundreds of thousands of individuals - young people and the adults who care about them. The Courage To Speak Foundation® develops drug prevention curriculum for elementary, middle and high school students as well as parents through Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101®. Ms. Katz also has authored a new book called Sunny's Story. A drug prevention book for children of all ages; parents, grandparents, teachers, and others.