GWIL2014 Nonprofit Profile: Meet Relay for Life Reply

Week of Online Giving:  April 20-25, 2014

Week of Online Giving:
April 20-25, 2014

The 2014 Givin’ Where I’m Livin’ (GWIL) campaign provides support and publicity for local non-profit charitable organizations competing for GWIL matching funds during the campaign’s Week of Online Giving, April 20-25th.

Around Dripping Springs is pleased to feature this series of GWIL non-profit profiles to help publicize their unique missions to the community. We invite you to get to know these wonderful organizers and learn more about the important work they are each doing to enrich our community. Please share their stories, and be sure to donate to your favorite during the Week of Online Giving! Learn more at: http://www.GivinWhereImLivin.org

NOW MEET RELAY FOR LIFE-DRIPPING SPRINGS WITH EVENT CHAIR, VICKI KURHAJEC:

WHEN, HOW, AND WHY WAS YOUR ORGANIZATION FOUNDED?RelayParade

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GWIL2014 Nonprofit Profile: Meet Friendships for Life 2

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The 2014 Givin’ Where I’m Livin’ (GWIL) campaign provides support and publicity for local non-profit charitable organizations competing for GWIL matching funds during the campaign’s Week of Online Giving, April 20-25th.

Week of Online Giving:  April 20-25, 2014

Week of Online Giving:
April 20-25, 2014

Around Dripping Springs is pleased to feature this series of GWIL non-profit profiles to help publicize their unique missions to the community. We invite you to get to know these wonderful organizers and learn more about the important work they are each doing to enrich our community. Please share their stories, and be sure to donate to your favorite during the Week of Online Giving! Learn more at: http://www.GivinWhereImLivin.org

NOW MEET FRIENDSHIPS FOR LIFE (FFL) WITH FOUNDER ANDREA PHILLIPS McCARTHY:

WHERE ARE YOU FROM, WHERE DID YOU GO TO SCHOOL, AND HOW LONG HAVE YOU LIVED IN DRIPPING SPRINGS?

Friendships for Life founder Andrea Phillips McCarthy (Left) gives a holiday hug to 18-year old Dripping Springs resident Adele Freeman.

Friendships for Life founder Andrea Phillips McCarthy (Left) gives a holiday hug to 18-year old Dripping Springs resident Adele Freeman.

I am a native Texan but have moved many times to other states. My dad was an NFL football coach and is famous for saying, “There are twokinds of coaches; them that’s been fired and them that’s gunna be,” so we moved quite a bit. I graduated from LSU with a BS in Psychology, and lived in New Orleans, where I met and married my husband, Jack, thirty years ago in March. My husband and I moved our family from Arkansas to Dripping Springs almost 20 years ago.  We have four children that all graduated from DSHS.

WHAT IS YOUR BACKGROUND IN SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION?

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