Message from the Chair

Dr. Mary Hermann
fall/winter 2013-2014

As a native New Orleanian, I continue to find myself in frequent conversations about the devastating and long-lasting impact of Hurricane Katrina. I was teaching at Mississippi State University when the hurricane hit. Initially, the reports indicated that the damage was minimal, and I thought the city had been spared. Then I received a phone call from my Dad who told me to turn on the news - the city was under water.

Always the optimist, one of my first comments was that we were going to see many beautiful acts of kindness come from this tragedy. I was not disappointed.

It is an honor to be the Chair of the ACA Foundation, an organization which provided support for Katrina survivors through its Counselors Care Fund. More recently, counselors were assisted by the Counselors Care Fund who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. In 2013, the ACA Foundation sponsored the graduate student essay competition and received a record number of applicants. The ACA Foundation also bestowed recognition awards and scholarships.

There is always much more that we can do! One of my goals during this coming year as the ACA Foundation Chair is to spread the word about the ACA Foundation – who are we, what do we do, and why we need your support.

To that end, won't you please consider making a tax deductible gift to support the good work of the ACA Foundation? Every gift of any amount helps further our mission. Please act today and Donate Now and make a credit card donation of $10, $25, $50, $100, or whatever amount you choose. Thank you very much for your generosity.

Please accept my best wishes for a happy, peaceful, and prosperous Holiday Season and New Year.