Voices For Children Foundation, Inc.

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1984

Children’s Fund, later known as Voices For Children Foundation, is founded and receives...

1986

GAL volunteer Nancy Tread and Director of Children’s Home Society Dr. Mary Lou Cole, along with others in the community, lobby the legislature...

1987

State of Florida Governor Bob Martinez proclaims the month of April as...

1994

The Children’s Fund, Inc. changes its name to Voices For Children of Dade County, Inc., receives its first...

1995

After 11 years of volunteer management, Voices For Children hires its first...
Voices holds its first annual Walk for Children and its first annual Luncheon...

1996

Picturing Ourselves, a photography project led by Sharon Socol for foster teens, is launched.
Voices holds its first 5K “Walk for Children” at Florida International University on May 11th...

1999

Child Representation Project begins thanks to Governor Jeb Bush and the State Legislature’s approval of the 1999...

2000

Voices For Children Foundation holds its first annual Chairman’s Reception...
Voices holds its fifth annual 5k “Jungle Walk,” at the Metro Zoo.

2001

The GAL Program reaches 75% representation...
Voices For Children provides more than $100,000 in direct...
Voices For Children Foundation is selected as Charity of Choice by...
Jeff and Yolanda Berkowitz create unique fundraising events to...

2002

Voices launches its Angel Society Annual Giving program.
Governor Jeb Bush establishes Blue Ribbon Panel on Child Protection and cites GAL program, “Florida’s goal...
Voices For Children Launches “Project Birthday,” a Children’s Needs Program, developed to provide foster youth...

2003

Voices holds its eighth annual and last 5k...
Voices For Children holds “Festival of Voices,” a week-long fundraiser with events at Neiman Marcus and Tiffany’s...
Voices secures its first Presenting Sponsor, Auto Nation, for the...

2004

The GAL Program creates the Transitioning Youth Project (TYP), an expansion of advocacy geared towards teens preparing...

2005

Voices For Children begins “A Children’s Celebration,” which featured the now traditional Art Alley, a showcase of diverse works by...
Voices For Children rebrands with Southern Collective to debut the logo we use today.
Miami Heat guard, Gary Payton plays Santa to 60 foster children, giving $100 Toys R Us Gift Cards...

2006

Miami Heat players Gary Payton and Antoine Walker give 200 kids $100 each for a shopping spree at Target for the Holidays...
December- VFC benefits from 1st annual Priyanka Cup Charity Tennis Tournament...

2007

GAL Program creates Kinship Care Project, which expands representation to children placed with caretakers...
Pink Elephant Party hosted by Jeff & Yolanda Berkowitz featuring 3 life sized Pink Elephant replicas unveiled by artist Federick Prescott...

2009

Voices welcomes Nelson F. Hincapie as President and CEO of Voices For Children Foundation.
Voices For Children Foundation is awarded Charity of the Year by The New Times.
Voices For Children Foundation holds the 1st The Forgotten Children Campaign, a public march alongside Biscayne Boulevard...
Gala celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Voices, raising $209,305 and its 15th annual Luncheon...

2010

Voices launches the Empower A Student Program to provide tutoring and mentoring to dependent children and youth so...
First Annual Strike Out Child Abuse...

2011

In the 1st Annual Back to School Event, Voices For Children provides...
Miami HEAT player Chris Bosh accompanies 10 foster youth to Game Time at the Shops at Sunset Place and each youth received toys...

2012

Voices For Children’s partnership with Harry Winston begins. Harry Winston launches the Hope Charm Collection...
Voices launches the It Takes A Village Program to help former foster youth succeed in college. The program provides financial...

2013

Voices For Children Foundation begins partnership with Educate Tomorrow and focuses on programs at Miami Dade College...
Annual Back to School campaign expands thanks to grant from MoneyGram Foundation and provides...
Miami HEAT player Chris Bosh granted Holiday wishes for 20 youth and took them to Lucky Strike Miami Beach and bowled...