Fam­ily Re­source and Re­fer­ral Cen­ter cho­sen as Non­profit of the Year

Lodi News-Sentinel - - OPINION - 211sj.org.

Fam­ily Re­source and Re­fer­ral Cen­ter has been se­lected as a 2019 Cal­i­for­nia Non­profit of the Year by Assem­bly­woman Su­san Eg­gman.

Kay Ruh­staller, CEO from Fam­ily Re­source and Re­fer­ral Cen­ter, will travel to Sacra­mento this week to join with 100 other non­profit lead­ers to be hon­ored by their state sen­a­tors and as­sem­bly mem­bers dur­ing a cel­e­bra­tion lun­cheon as part of Cal­i­for­nia Non­prof­its Day on June 5.

For nearly 40 years, FRRC has pro­vided youth and child de­vel­op­ment ser­vices that pro­mote fam­ily well­be­ing, serv­ing ap­prox­i­mately 29,000 chil­dren and fam­i­lies an­nu­ally. FRRC is also the des­ig­nated 2-1-1 ser­vice provider for San Joaquin County, sta­bi­liz­ing fam­i­lies by con­nect­ing an ad­di­tional 20,000 res­i­dents a year to health and hu­man ser­vices through the 2-1-1 San Joaquin call cen­ter, tex­ting and web­site at

“Staff and volunteers at Fam­ily Re­source and Re­fer­ral Cen­ter trans­form the lives of chil­dren and fam­i­lies every day, and we are deeply hum­bled to be rec­og­nized by As­sem­bly Mem­ber Eg­gman as a Non­profit of the Year,” said Gil­lian Murphy, pres­i­dent of cen­ter’s board of di­rec­tors.

“Non­prof­its are of­ten hid­den in plain sight,” ex­plains Jan Masaoka, CEO of the Cal­i­for­nia As­so­ci­a­tion of Non­prof­its. “Cal­i­for­nia Non­prof­its Day is an op­por­tu­nity for our elected of­fi­cials to cel­e­brate the good work they see non­prof­its do­ing in their dis­tricts, and for ev­ery­one to ap­pre­ci­ate the col­lec­tive im­pact of non­prof­its in our com­mu­ni­ties.”

Ac­cord­ing to “Causes Count,” a 2016 re­port com­mis­sioned by CalNon­prof­its, the non­profit sec­tor is the fourth 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.

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