New board member advocates for expanded awareness
TYSONS, VA (July 8, 2016) – Accounting and advisory firm Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is pleased to announce that Colleen Wevodau, CPA, MBA, audit senior manager in Baker Tilly’s real estate practice, has been named to the board of directors of Calvary Women’s Services.
“Colleen is a respected leader at Baker Tilly,” Bradley Nicklin, CPA, partner and leader of Baker Tilly’s East region real estate practice, said. “Our firm has supported Calvary for a number of years, and we’re glad Colleen is bringing her talents to Calvary Women’s Services board.”
In this role Wevodau hopes to help raise the D.C. organization’s public profile. “I look forward to acting as an ambassador and advocate for Calvary,” Wevodau said.
Calvary board members pledge active support throughout their three-year terms, including an annual fundraising commitment. With more than ten years of experience providing assurance and tax services to companies in the real estate industry, Wevodau brings additional skills that will benefit the organization as they move forward with future opportunities.
“Calvary Women’s Services is excited and grateful that Colleen is sharing her leadership, time and talents to further our mission,” Kris Thompson, executive director of Calvary Women’s Services, said. “We are fortunate to have a board of directors with an extraordinary commitment to this community and the women we serve, and we are grateful Colleen has chosen to be a part of that.”
Calvary Women’s Services has been serving the District of Columbia’s communities since 1983, offering housing and support services that have been recognized for their effectiveness. Calvary actively empowers women to improve their health, find employment and raise their overall quality of life. The organization has a remarkable track record:
- Calvary places a woman in permanent housing every five days
- Of the more than 130 women who lived at Calvary in 2015, 70 percent moved to permanent housing
- 100 percent of women in Calvary’s Sister Circle program maintained permanent housing
- 90 percent of those who achieved employment maintained jobs for more than three months
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