Penn Staters against Child Abuse Campaign Raises Funds and Awareness for Child Abuse Prevention

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Presenting check to Voni Moore Mastovich (right), director of the Exchange Club Family Center, are (left to right) Jean Stefanski, Lori Hoyle, Karen O'Hara, Mary Murray, Cathy O'Neill, Sue Kershner, and Dr. Craig Edelbrock (chancellor).

In response to recent allegations against Penn State, members of the Penn State Great Valley campus have initiated, “Penn Staters against Child Abuse,” a campaign to raise donations and build awareness for child abuse prevention. Aligning with the Exchange Club FamilyCenter, a nationwide network of child abuse centers with an office situated in Family Service of Chester County in West Chester, the campus community raised $440 and recently presented the donation to Voni Moore Mastovich, director of the center. In addition, the campus has pledged to continue the campaign and support the center’s abuse prevention efforts.

“Under the direction and inspiration of Penn State’s President Rodney Erickson, the campus community has responded by reaching out to those most affected by this tragedy -- the victims,” says Chancellor Dr. Craig Edelbrock. “In a small, yet significant way, our campus hopes to restore the integrity, honor and pride that have always characterized Penn State.” For more information or to make a donation, e-mail pas50@psu.edu.