Message from the Chair
Carlos P. Hipolito-Delgado, Ph.D.
It is with pleasure that I assume the role of Chair of the American Counseling Association Foundation. I am humbled by the trust placed in me by my fellow board members and look forward to the opportunity to help guide the ACA Foundation for the 2015 – 2016 fiscal year. I also want to thank all those who support the ACA Foundation through their financial contributions and encourage other to make a donation.
The ACA Foundation exists to support clients, counselors, graduate students, and the American Counseling Association as a whole. Through our various awards we recognize the outstanding work of professionals and professionals in training. The Counselor Care Fund provides monetary support to counselors in response to natural disasters and tragedies throughout the country. The ACA Foundation also supports scholarships and conference programs for graduate students—we see this as a way to invest in the next generation of counselors.
My vision for this coming year is to increase the visibility of the ACA Foundation. Prior to being nominated for the ACA Foundation board, I knew little about the Foundation. I believe that few ACA members know about the work of the Foundation and how we support counselors and the profession. To remedy this I have planned a series of ACA Foundation spotlights. Over the coming year we will regularly profile ACA Foundation board members, donors, and award recipients to help donors and potential donors learn about the Foundation, why people give to the Foundation, and how the Foundation gives back to the profession. These spotlights will be posted on the ACA Foundation website and shared through various social media outlets.
I will also be asking the ACA Foundation board to consider new initiatives. A targeted initiative allows the board and potential donors to focus on a specific area of need. It will reinvigorate the board and our donor base to secure funds in order to address a concern in the profession.
Sincerely,Carlos P. Hipolito-Delgado, Ph.D.
American Counseling Association Foundation