The National Foundation to End Child Abuse and Neglect (EndCAN)Honors Lifetime Child Health Advocate & Denver Philanthropist, Nancy Gary

Denver, Colorado – The National Foundation to End Child Abuse and Neglect (EndCAN) is honoring philanthropist Nancy Gary for her lifetime commitment to end child abuse and neglect. EndCAN will award Mrs. Gary with the Richard D. Krugman Award at its second annual virtual No Dinner Dinner event taking place on Thursday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. MST.

 The Richard D. Krugman Award is named after one of EndCAN’s founders and Board Chair, Dr. Richard D. Krugman. The award, established in 2021, recognizes an individual who has made a lifelong commitment to protecting children and championing a future free of child abuse and neglect. Nancy Gary is the award’s first recipient.

 Nancy Gary has dedicated her career to pediatric mental and physical health. She married her husband, Sam, in 1953 and completed her Master’s Child Health Associate degree with a specialty in ambulatory pediatrics at the University of Colorado’s Medical School. She then worked for the Child Protection Team at the Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect. Having soon recognized that the children she was encountering had unmet psychosocial needs, she went back to school and received her doctorate in clinical child psychology from the University of Denver and dedicated her career to providing physical and mental health support to children and families through her Denver-based practice. Nancy gave the first seed grant enabling the founding of the National Foundation to End Child Abuse and Neglect (EndCAN).

 About EndCAN: EndCAN raises awareness of the health, mental health, and physical health impacts of child abuse and neglect. EndCAN’s mission is to end child abuse and neglect in the United States through funding research, investing in innovative child abuse prevention and treatment, and supporting a community of survivors.

 The theme of EndCAN’s second annual No Dinner Dinner is “Authentic Voices” and celebrates each survivor, supporter, and advocate who has used their voice to call for an end to child abuse and neglect. The evening will be hosted by 9News anchor Ed Greene and will feature music performances, artists, authors, and key figures in the movement to end child abuse and neglect. More information can be found at the event webpage.


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