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Tampa Area Foster Care Advocates Among Honorees at Florida’s Children First Event June 13

June 15th, 2013   No Comments   Advocacy, News & Events

Florida’s Children First (FCF), the statewide advocacy organization focused on protecting the legal rights of at-risk and foster care children, recognized and honored Tampa area child advocates and former foster care youth at its awards reception and fundraising event on June 13.

The event, held at the law offices of Holland and Knight, was led by FCF Executive Director Christina Spudeas and FCF Deputy Director Robin Rosenberg. Host Committee Chairs included Jennifer Voss and Rosemary Armstrong. It drew more than 100 child advocates, elected officials, judges and community and business leaders. WTSP Channel 10 Anchor Grayson Kamm served as emcee.

This year’s Tampa honorees included:

– County Commissioner Kevin Beckner, Child Advocate of the Year

– Crossroads for Florida Kids, Advocacy Organization of the Year

– Alexandra Zayas of the Tampa Bay Times, Media Advocate of the Year

– Keith & Tina Gill, Foster & Adoptive Parents of the Year

– April White and Andrea Cowart, Youth Honorees of the Year

All proceeds went to benefit Florida’s Children First.

About Florida’s Children First
Florida’s Children First is the leading statewide child advocacy program, serving as a “watchdog” agency, holding DCF and others accountable, and helping them do a better job at protecting the children who need their services. A nonprofit organization, FCF seeks meaningful and sustainable improvements in all child-serving systems, with a special emphasis on the foster care system. The organization is based in Coral Springs and has offices in Tampa and Jacksonville, and works all over the state.

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