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Jackie Koenig Memorial Internship Program Fundraiser

July 18, 2019 - July 18, 2019        Washington, DC

Join the Consumer Voice staff and Board in Washington, DC for our Annual Open House and Fundraiser to support our Jackie Koenig Internship Program.  We look forward to seeing old and new friends! Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP by July 12th to info@theconsumervoice.org.

About Jackie and the Program:

Jackie Koenig

Jackie Koenig was the Consumer Voice's First Communications Director who later became director of the National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center.

 As a treasured friend and co-worker, one of Jackie's many passions was mentoring new people in gerontology, a practice she began in the 1980s when she served as a local ombudsman in Ohio and as a member of the Consumer Voice's Board of Directors.  She was passionate about her advocacy work and did not hesitate to pass on her enthusiasm to the many interns she had been privileged to tutor.  For this reason, family and friends decided to honor Jackie's legacy by establishing a special fund to support the Jackie Koenig Memorial Internship Program.

With regret, Jackie met her untimely death in 1998, but the memories of her unique brand of heartening advocacy live on. Throughout the year, students and recent graduates are selected to serve as interns at the Consumer Voice.  Today, the organization hosts 2-4 interns each semester. Staff rely heavily on the support of interns to complete important advocacy and policy work and the students likewise gain valuable, real-world experience in consumer advocacy and public policy.

Can't Attend? 

Please consider an online donation (you can designate your gift to this fund on our website)!  The Consumer Voice's ability to advocate for long-term care consumers is made possible by the generous financial support of our donors.  

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