Stanislaus Family Justice Center is proud to announce it has been selected as a 2018 California Nonprofit of the Year by Senator Cathleen Galgiani.

Carol Shipley, Executive Director, and Lisa Mantarro-Moore, the Board President, traveled to Sacramento to join with 100 other nonprofit leaders to be honored by their state Senators and Assemblymembers during a celebration luncheon as part of California Nonprofits Day on June 6th.

“The Stanislaus Family Justice Center provides a variety of services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse and human trafficking at no cost all under one roof” stated Shipley. “We are proud to be recognized by Senator Galgiani for the work that we do. This is a tremendous honor that I share with my staff, partners, Board, volunteers and donors.”

California Nonprofits Day, now in its third year, was formally recognized by Assembly Concurrent Resolution 191, authored by the chair of the Assembly Select Committee on the Nonprofit Sector, Assemblywoman Monique Limon (Santa Barbara), who will speak at the celebration luncheon. The day is organized by Assemblymember Limon and CalNonprofits.

According to “Causes Count,” a 2016 report commissioned by CalNonprofits, the nonprofit sector is the 4th largest industry in the state, employing nearly one million people. Each year, California nonprofits generate over $200 billion in revenue and bring in $40 billion in revenue from outside of California. The unpaid labor contributed by volunteers at nonprofits is equivalent to 450,000 full-time jobs every year.