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a message from james biddle,our capital campaign


 I'm thrilled to be addressing you through one of our institution's most treasured publications, The Voice. As we rapidly approach the home stretch, I'd like to provide an update of the efforts undertaken thus far in relation to the Capital Campaign. I have been honored to serve as Chair of "Father Baker's - Continuing His Legacy of Caring." For the past five years, I and our dedicated Campaign Cabinet have endeavored to raise $12 million for Our Lady of Victory Organizations to preserve and enhance the programs and services offered to more than 4,000 children, youth, and families each year.

Having served on the Board of Directors of Baker Victory Services, I have been truly amazed by the impact the dedicated employees of OLV and BVS have on those they serve. While the buildings are steeped in history, the legacy of Father Baker continues through critically-needed programs and services offered every day. Staff at "Father Baker's" teach at-risk teens how to overcome physical and emotional abuse; counsel families so that they can remain a family; place children with foster parents after being removed from dangerous or negligent homes; offer vocational training to teens for job readiness; and provide specialized care to the developmentally disabled
including care for Alzheimer's and other memory issues. These are a few of the specialized programs and services
changing the lives of so many.

This Campaign has been a once in a lifetime opportunity for all of us to work together to benefit the entire community, and especially the children and families who desperately need our programs and services. It's my sincere hope that upon completing this publication you will join me by making a commitment - no matter how large or small - to our Capital Campaign. A Campaign rooted in the belief that Venerable Nelson H. Baker still positively impacts our community in 2017.