American Inns Of Court Raises $21,437 For Children's Advocacy Center

  • Friday, February 9, 2024
Members of the Chattanooga Chapter of the Americans Inns of Court presenting a donation check to The Children’s Advocacy Center, from left, IOC Board Member Crystle Carrion; IOC Board Member Eliza Williams; CAC Director of External Affairs Lisa Moore; CAC Donor Relations and Events Coordinator Hannah Gunter; IOC President Michael Alston; and IOC Secretary Magistrate Ron Powers
Members of the Chattanooga Chapter of the Americans Inns of Court presenting a donation check to The Children’s Advocacy Center, from left, IOC Board Member Crystle Carrion; IOC Board Member Eliza Williams; CAC Director of External Affairs Lisa Moore; CAC Donor Relations and Events Coordinator Hannah Gunter; IOC President Michael Alston; and IOC Secretary Magistrate Ron Powers

The Chattanooga Chapter of the American Inns of Court raised $21,437 in December by holding a charity auction to benefit The Children’s Advocacy Center. The total fundraising effort includes amounts raised through auction items purchased at an event attended by Inn members, as well as individual donations made by Inn members.

“We are extremely grateful to the members of the IOC for their generosity,” said Lisa Moore, director of External Affairs at the CAC. “The money will enable the CAC to continue providing essential services to child sexual abuse victims and their families, such as forensic interviews, family advocacy, medical exams, trauma-focused therapy, and prevention education. The auction was an excellent way to involve others in the mission of the CAC."

The Children’s Advocacy Center: The Emmy Haney House was established as a private, non-profit agency in 1991. The organization works tirelessly to provide a safe and caring environment where abused children and their families can receive the services they need in one comprehensive facility. The goal of the CAC is that every child goes on to lead normal, healthy, productive lives, thereby breaking the cycle of abuse.

The Children’s Advocacy Center is nationally-accredited by the National Children’s Alliance and provides forensic interviews, medical examinations, therapy, and family advocacy free of charge to children from birth to age eighteen that represented every racial, ethnic, and socio-economic category. Since opening its doors in 1991, the CAC has seen over 30,000 children.

The auction items at the Inns of Court event were donated by local judges and attorneys, as well as area shops, restaurants, and artists.

“The Chattanooga Chapter of the Inns of Court and its members continue to embody the spirit of philanthropy and goodwill," said Inns of Court President Michael Alston, managing partner of Husch Blackwell's Chattanooga office. "This year, we are proud to have once again selected an organization that impacts our community in such a profound and positive way.”

More than 200 lawyers and judges belong to the Chattanooga Chapter of the Inns of Court. The organization aims to improve the skills, professionalism, ethics, and civility of the bench and bar.

To learn more about the local Inn and its programs, contact Mr. Alston at michael.alston@huschblackwell.com.


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