Why I Fundraise
The U.S. maternal mortality rate more than doubled from 10.3 per 100,000 live births in 1991 to 23.8 in 2014. Over 700 birthing people a year die of complications related to pregnancy each year in the United States, and two-thirds of those deaths are preventable. I found myself wanting to make a greater impact-- money drives change. Fundraising is all about persistence, and when it comes to maternal healthcare, I am doing my part.
Director Of Fundraising
I work closely with the DC Affiliate Of The American College of Nurse-Midwives to raise over 32k and awareness for the maternity care crisis in DC, including disparities in access to care and maternal health outcomes, and to raise funds for MamaToto Village. MamaToto Village is a non-profit organization that provides accessible support services to pregnant individuals and their families during pregnancy through the first six months of the child's life. Further, MamaToto Village promotes an increase in the number of qualified women of color serving in the Maternal Health and Human Services profession.
DC ACNM Symposium
Chairperson For Fundraising
Collaborate with seasoned midwives and members of the DC Affiliate of The American College Of Nurse-Midwives to raise money and fund their annual symposiums. The mission of the affiliate is to promote the health and well-being of people and their families and communities. The American College of Nurse-Midwives, provide scholarships for midwifery students, further education and advocacy efforts that support high access health care for women, families, and communities in the Washington, DC area.
DC ACNM FOUNDATION
The DC ACNM Foundation is committed to addressing maternal mortality and reproductive racial injustices in Washington, DC. Money raised is used to raise awareness, foster community outreach, education and anti-racism, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to addressing and rectifying the maternity care crisis in DC, including disparities in access to care and maternal health outcomes, raising funds for MamaToto Village, scholarships for BIPOC birth workers, and birthing people. The DC ACNM Foundation is dedicated to equitable division, streamlined and efficient distribution of funds.