Generous contributions from individual members and corporate partners empower Professional Dimensions to double grant commitment to local non-profit.
MILWAUKEE — April 5, 2018 —Milwaukee-based Professional Dimensions, a network of more than 350 inclusive women leaders who use their collective power to help each other and advance the community, announced a $50,000 donation to Pathfinders’ New Paths program at the start of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
President and CEO of Vernal Management Consultants, Karen Vernal, who serves as Professional Dimensions’ President delivered the donation this afternoon stating, “In the month that has been dedicated to sexual assault awareness, we are proud to be able to give this level of support to this incredible initiative through Pathfinders. Our members are committed to raising our local awareness of youth sex trafficking and to being part of the solution.”
Pathfinders’ is a local non-profit organization serving low-income youth facing homelessness, sex trafficking, sexual abuse, mental health issues and crisis. In 2017, Pathfinders launched New Paths, its program to support youth who have been victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking.
The program was selected in June 2017, as the beneficiary of Professional Dimensions’ Charitable Fund, to receive a minimum of $25,000 annually over a two-year partnership. Donations from individual members and corporate sponsors enabled Professional Dimensions to double the annual commitment in the first year of the partnership.
"We are extremely grateful for all of the financial, in-kind and volunteer resources that Professional Dimensions and its members have brought to Pathfinders,” said Tim Baack, Pathfinders’ President and CEO. “In addition to raising awareness about the sexual exploitation and trafficking of Milwaukee's youth, a critical issue impacting our city, they are helping to raise the profile of the wide-range of innovative services Pathfinders offers to young people 25 and under."
The two-year partnership with Pathfinders continues through June 2019. To date, Professional Dimensions has donated more than $1.6 million to local projects and initiatives that impact the economic self-sufficiency of women and girls.