We wanted to share with you some VERY EXCITING News!
Since 2009, New York Times columnist and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Nicholas Kristof has written an annual “holiday gift guide” column to bridge a philanthropic gap: readers who wanted to help but didn’t know how, and heroic individuals and organizations who desperately needed resources but were off donors’ radar. The column has helped raise the profiles of organizations that work on the very issues he covers in his journalism—health, education, human rights and women’s rights, both domestically and abroad. This year the National CASA/GAL Association for Children was highlighted in his 2020 column as one of the two organizations that he is encouraging folks to volunteer with. His column advises that there is a need for CASA/GAL advocacy across the nation. It is a tremendous honor to be featured as one of the volunteer opportunities in Nicholas Kristof’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide Column. We are hoping that this exposure will bring us an increase in volunteer inquiries.
The column is linked below:
Mike Gogola passes the Presidential gavel to incoming President of the NW Florida Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Foundation Board, Alicia Skolrood. Alicia will oversea all GAL Foundation functions from fund raising and charity initiatives for the 1st Judicial District of Florida which includes Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton counties. Alicia is currently Chief Operating Officer of Lighthouse Health Plan, LLC. She has over 20 years experience in healthcare leadership and management. Thanks to Mike Gogola for his service to the foundation.