Sacramento – Today, Senator Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno) honored Angels of Grace Foster Family Agency as the 2019 Nonprofit of the Year for the 8th Senate District. This recognition is part of a larger celebration of “California Nonprofits Day” hosted by the California Association of Nonprofits at the State Capitol.
“It’s an honor to name Angels of Grace as the 8th Senate District’s 2019 Nonprofit of the Year,” said Senator Borgeas. “Their work to provide a place of refuge and healing for foster children during uneasy times is truly remarkable. I applaud Lisa Casarez and her team for their work on behalf of our most fragile members of the community.”
Casarez is the founder and CEO of Angels of Grace Family Foster Agency in Fresno. She is well known for caring for abused and neglected children, is passionate about helping people discover their purpose in life, and is a committed advocate for women and children who face issues and have needs in the Central Valley.
“Angels of Grace certifies foster homes for placement of foster children suffering from abuse, neglect, and abandonment, and we respond 24/7 to Child Protective Services. We are deeply humbled and honored to be recognized by Senator Andreas Borgeas as Nonprofit of the Year,” said Lisa Casarez, “and congratulations to our staff for all their hard work.”
Lisa Casarez and Gloria Canales visited Sacramento to receive the agency’s recognition at the California Nonprofits Day Luncheon at the State Capitol. This is the organization’s fourth annual luncheon, with state legislators recognizing 102 nonprofits.
CalNonprofits is a statewide membership organization that brings California’s nonprofit community together to advocate and work with the Legislature, government agencies, philanthropic individuals and groups and the public for the benefit of the communities they serve throughout the state.