portrait of LeAnn Dodge


What moved you to take action and support Children’s Center?

It started when we met Matthew Butte. I was impressed with his humble approach as part of the Center’s leadership. Then, learning what they’re doing every day with kids and in the school system really made me realize what a significant difference they have the potential to make in these young lives.

What do you wish people knew about Children’s Center?

The sheer NUMBER of young people the Center is helping. The increase in the number of kids using their services over the last few years is staggering. It’s a crisis really and the Children’s Center is trying to fill a void that is getting bigger every year.

How does supporting Children’ Center enrich your own life?

My husband and I have been married for 30 years and we have 4 children. Out family is the center of everything for us, so giving back to an organization that helps kids feel secure and more confident in their ability to cope with life’s challenges is very meaningful to us. Every child deserves that.

“Every time a child is saved from the dark side of life, every time one of us makes the effort to make a difference in a child’s life, we add light and healing to our own lives.”

– Oprah Winfrey