Other Activities in 2005–06

Ruth Jewson

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Because of fiscal concerns, the Annual Public Policy Conference was suspended for 2006. A Margaret Feldman Scholarship Award Committee was appointed, led by Debra Berke as chair. This was to honor Feldman‘s many years of service to NCFR.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 During the spring of 2006, the NCFR Washington, DC, office was closed, which entailed a long legal process. The closure was due to NCFR’s leaving the National Healthy Marriage Resource Center project administration.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 On June 13, 2006, Executive Director Emeritus Ruth Jewson passed away at age 92 after a lengthy illness. She was a loved and revered leader who led the initiation of the 1970 White House Conference on Families and Children, co-founded the Coalition of Family Organizations, and strengthened NCFR’s ties with the world through the International Union of Family Organizations. In her honor later that year, her youngest son, Dwight, a successful marketing executive based in Seattle, WA, offered to assist NCFR pro bono in developing a branding and marketing tool for NCFR which was to take place in 2007.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 On June 21, 2006, NCFR Executive Director Michael Benjamin retired from his post. The Board of Directors hired the transition consultant Linda Tacke to act as interim Executive Director and lead the search for a permanent replacement.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Read the June 29, 2006 letter to members announcing Michael Benjamin’s Retirement


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