Cynthia Barratt was named Child Advocate of the Year for 2017 at Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s Annual Volunteer Celebration held Feb. 15 at Sweetwater Country Club.
The event was attended by more than 200 volunteers, community partners and staff.
“Cynthia exemplifies the ultimate in volunteerism to the agency – going above and beyond, donating her time, her talent and support across many different areas to make a lasting difference for children,” said Child Advocates of Fort Bend Chief Executive Officer Ruthanne Mefford. “In every way, Cynthia has been a friend of our agency, a humble and selfless servant with an unwavering commitment to the children we serve.”
Other honorees at the volunteer celebration included Lois Gremminger (CASA Volunteer of the Year), Chinnu Meher-Homji (Children’s Advocacy Center Volunteer of the Year), and Deborah Thompson (Voices for Children Ambassador of the Year). Tamika Hervey was the recipient of the Mariel Barrera Champion for Children Award. The Award was re-named in honor of long time employee Mariel Barrera who passed away in early 2017.
To see a list of all of the honorees or to learn more about volunteer opportunities with Child Advocates of Fort Bend, go to www.cafb.org.
The agency’s annual gala and auction raises much needed funds to support its programs for abused and neglected children. Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s Gala “Off to the Races” will be held May 5at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square. To attend the gala, become a sponsor or for more information, visit www.cafb.org/events/gala/ or contact Lisa Moore at 281-344-5108 or firstname.lastname@example.org.