FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JPMA CARES ANNOUNCES FOUNDING BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Experienced board leads the way to ensuring the long-term success of babies and young children
MOUNT LAUREL, NJ, December 9, 2021 – Today, JPMA Cares, an industry-based charitable foundation that helps ensure babies and young children thrive, announced its founding Board of Directors.
JPMA Cares contributes to the long-term success of babies and young children by reducing barriers to healthy development, ensuring fundamental needs are met, and promoting a safe and nurturing environment for them to learn and grow. JPMA Cares is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, founded by JPMA and supported by the broader baby and children’s products industry.
“This group of talented industry leaders and professionals makes me confident in our ability to fulfill our mission to serve the needs of babies and young children in need,” said Jennifer Mitchell, JPMA chairman of the board and the founding chair of JPMA Cares. “These inspiring change-makers are dedicated to improving the lives of children and they have the foresight, experience and passion to see it through. I can’t wait to see what we accomplish as we continue to build upon our mission-inspired programs in 2022.”
The JPMA Cares founding board of directors includes the following members:
Jennifer Mitchell, JPMA chairman of the board and board chair of JPMA Cares
Rob Conley, Managing Partner, Strolee Carts, LLC
Mark Fellin, Head of Product Trust and Regulatory Compliance WW, Amazon.com
Steve Marton, Co-Founder & Partner, VisioCap, LLC
Rick Schaub, Executive Vice President, Sales, Dorel Juvenile Group
Jason Somerville, Founder and Managing Partner, Providium Group and Global Wired Advisors
Kelly Voelker, CEO & Founder, KVA – Communications Made Simple
Luanne Whiting-Lager, Co-founder, Regal+Lager, Inc.
JPMA Cares focuses on several important programs that uniquely support its mission, including the inaugural Benefit for Babies, which takes place this evening.
JPMA Cares Benefit for Babies. On Dec. 9, 2021, JPMA Cares will host its first fundraising event, the JPMA Cares Benefit for Babies. The Benefit for Babies will include the opportunity for supporters to host their own, concurrent party anywhere in the country. The event will also include the much-anticipated JPMA Innovation Awards announcement, an annual awards ceremony that recognizes the top innovation in baby and children’s products. Programming will be live-streamed to all party locations, large or small.
National Injury Prevention Day. On November 18, 2021, the Injury Free Coalition for Kids hosted its annual National lnjury Prevention Day to raise awareness of preventable injuries and how to take steps to keep children safe. JPMA Cares supported this effort by providing more than $200,000 worth of requested baby and safety products to local sites based in trauma centers throughout the United States.
Partnership with the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life Program. Shot@Life is a grassroots advocacy campaign of the United Nations Foundation that champions global childhood immunization. Too many families still lack access to simple, proven tools or information that can keep their children safe. The UN Foundation and JPMA Cares are partnering to develop a new initiative that will engage consumers and companies to raise funds for programs that protect the health of babies around the world.
To learn more about JPMA Cares visit https://jpmacares.org
About JPMA Cares
JPMA Cares contributes to the long-term success of babies and young children by reducing barriers to healthy development, ensuring fundamental needs are met, and promoting a safe and nurturing environment for them to learn and grow. JPMA Cares is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, founded by JPMA (the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association) and supported by the broader baby and children’s products industry. Learn more at https://jpmacares.org.