Mississippi Governor and First Lady Bryant along with members of the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Mississippi Board presented Nucor Steel of Jackson with the National Children’s Alliance Community Philanthropy Leadership Award. “Nucor is doing amazing things for the abused children of Mississippi through their partnership with CACM,” First Lady Bryant commented, “It was a true honor to present this award from the National Children’s Alliance to them today.”
The Community Philanthropy Leadership Award is 1 of 6 awards presented to outstanding individuals and/or groups that have demonstrated their dedication to children and families through their local Children’s Advocacy Centers at the annual National Children’s Alliance conference. “The importance of local businesses and corporations taking an active role in their communities is immeasurable,” said Governor Bryant. “Nucor Steel of Jackson’s dedication to supporting the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Mississippi is a perfect example of how we all should strive to serve,” he continued.
In 2014, Nucor Steel of Jackson, a division of Nucor Corporation’s Bar Mill Group, selected CACM as one of their causes to embrace. According to Shannon Phillips, the Vice President and General Manager of Nucor Steel’s Jackson location, the decision of partnering with CACM was an easy one. “Supporting our communities, where we live and work, is part of the foundation of Nucor, and there is a greater benefit in working together,” Phillips said, “Partnering with CACM aligned perfectly with our desire to help multiply the efforts of an organization already doing tremendous work.”
With Nucor’s commitment and generosity, CACM has had the ability to partner with the National Children’s Alliance in the first Mental Health Evidenced Based Assessment project as well as open the Nucor Training Facility. “The Nucor team has given us more than we could have imagined, so submitting their nomination for the award was an effortless decision,” says Karla Tye the Executive Director of CACM.
Children’s Advocacy Centers of Mississippi (CACM) was developed by a group of CAC directors that recognized the need to provide consistent and quality services to the entire state. CACM is a non-profit organization, and is an accredited chapter of the National Children’s Alliance. CACM operates within the meaning of 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.