A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION
The Society for the Protection and Care of Children, formerly the Rochester Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children Inc., was established in 1875 by a group of concerned citizens six months after the founding of the first Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in New York City. The organization’s objective at the time was “to prevent by all lawful means the abuse of children by parents, teachers, guardians or others; to secure the arrest and conviction of parties guilty of offenses against these little ones; and to encourage enlightened and humane methods of nurture and discipline.”
Over the past few years SPCC has broadened its services and client base with the consolidation of other area non-profits with similar goals. In 1993, SPCC merged with Parents and Child Services of Rochester, formerly Parents Anonymous of Rochester Inc., and as a result the Family Outreach Program, Parent and Children’s Support Groups and the Teen Parent Support Program were added to SPCC’s services. The following year, the Rochester Toy Library became part of the organization, and in 1995 Teen-Age Parent Support System Inc. merged with SPCC.
Today, SPCC’s mission is “to empower children and families to improve their quality of life and become self-reliant by providing education, support, advocacy and mutual respect.” To fulfill this mission SPCC works toward stressing the strengths in families and helping them to set achievable goals; participating in continuous quality improvements; becoming a community leader; and embracing diversity.
Each year more than 8,000 children and family members benefit from the many programs SPCC offers. In addition to the ones mentioned above, others include the Middle School Preventive Program, Friends of Youth Program, Family Violence Program and Supervised Visitation Program.
SPCC’s president and CEO is Kelly Reed.
Financial Record Year ended Dec. 31, 1996
State/county/city grants $981,000 50.13
Payment for services (Monroe County
Department of Social Services) 441,000 22.54
Corporate grants 266,000 13.59
United Way of Greater Rochester Inc. 129,000 6.59
Foundations 40,000 2.04
Special events 40,000 2.04
Church grants 30,000 1.54
Memberships 20,000 1.02
Other 10,000 0.51
Total revenue $1,957,000 100
Salaries, fringe benefits, professional fees $1,637,000 83.65
Rent & occupancy 116,000 5.93
Telephone, postage, supplies 57,000 2.91
Client services 40,000 2.04
Fund raising 30,000 1.53
Travel 30,000 1.53
Insurance 13,000 0.67
Printing, photo, art 13,000 0.67
Equipment rental & maintenance 12,000 0.61
Other 9,000 0.46
Total expenses $1,957,000 100
Elissa Golden Werner, chair; clinical social worker, Monroe Psychotherapy and Consultation Center
William Lanigan, first vice chair; president, Chamberlin Rubber Co. Inc.
John Jezsu, second vice chair; vice president, Sedgwick James of New York Inc.
Cathy Heffer, secretary; director of claims, Finger Lakes Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Donald Nowill, treasurer; CPA/attorney, Coopers & Lybrand LLP
James Anderson, casework supervisor, Monroe County Department of Social Services
Stacy Campbell, chief financial officer, First National Bank of Rochester
Chris Culp, past president, Junior League of Rochester Inc.
Mary Doyle, attorney, New York State Attorney General’s Office
Gregg Helfer, president and CEO, the Credit Bureau of Rochester
Shari Kinel, attorney, Chase Manhattan Bank N.A.
Vincent Micciche, president, LifeMark Securities Corp.
Howard Mills, consultant, Rochester Area Foundation, and chair of the Early Childhood
Initiative, United Way of Greater Rochester Inc.
Laura Moffitt CSW, adjunct professor, Genesee Community College
Martin Nacman DSW, retired, director of social work, Strong Memorial Hospital
Karen Rabinowitz, attorney, Nixon, Hargrave, Devans & Doyle LLP
Ronald Schroeder, retired, customer service manager, Rochester Gas and Electric Corp.
Edward Shill, vice president, QCI Asset Management Inc.
Diana Tomai, marketing department, Citizens Telecommunications Co.
Janice Voight-Witt, ex-officio member; manager, Witt Realty
Researched by Julie K. Welch