By Scott Wasserman, president and chief executive officer
The start of the new year marked an important milestone in our organization’s history as we began a new chapter as Unbound.
I feel blessed to be part of it.
My family and I joined Christian Foundation for Children and Aging 25 years ago when we sponsored our first child. My own journey has included 15 years on CFCA’s governing board, with 14 years serving as board chair.
I became president and chief executive officer last month after the unexpected passing in October of our beloved president and co-founder, Bob Hentzen.
I remember how excited Bob was about the name Unbound and the promise it holds. It’s a beautiful and memorable expression of our work.
While the name is new, what Unbound represents has always been part of our organization. We walk side by side with God’s people as they strive to be free from poverty.
What we do hasn’t changed in any way. Our mission continues to flow from tenets of Catholic social teaching, especially the option for the poor and the essential dignity of every human person.
We’ll continue to connect people across cultural, religious and economic divides to live in solidarity with each other.
We’ll continue to work with people of diverse faiths to promote peace and unity in our world.
And we’ll continue to be true to our founders’ vision.
In the spirit of our founders, we’ll continue to innovate in our methods as we work with families overseas and invite people of goodwill here at home to join our movement.
CFCA is our foundation. Our future is Unbound.
Let’s go forth in faith and confidence, honoring all that has gone before and joyfully anticipating all that’s to come.
I wish you peace and happiness in the new year.