For the last six years, it has been my honor to serve as Board President of the DC Abortion Fund. As my term comes to a close, it is my pleasure to announce DCAF’s fearless new leader, Val Vilott!
Val is taking the reins at a critical time. As you may already know, we have seen a great increase in our call volume since April, when the federal government tragically banned DC Medicaid from paying for abortion services. Today, DCAF receives over 20 calls a day from low-income women who need help funding an abortion.
Our new Board President has been a rising star in the pro-choice community for several years. Val joined the DCAF Board in 2010 after launching our most successful fundraising event in history – the annual Bowl-a-thon!
Since then, Val has worked tirelessly on the Board. She is a natural-born leader and I am confident that she will serve the women of DC, Maryland and Virginia well. I know that Val will take the Fund to new levels with her commitment to public service and reproductive equality. I am honored to continue to serve alongside her as Board President Emeritus, spearheading fundraising efforts.
The need is only increasing, but we are rising to the challenge. Last month we trained 22 new Case Managers. These dedicated volunteers will work with our clients to help them overcome barriers and access the legal health care they feel they need and deserve.
It is the dawn of a new day here at DCAF, and I am so excited to be a part of it. I hope you will join me in welcoming Val Vilott as our new President!