Our Thanks and Best Wishes for 2018

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2017: The Casey Foundation’s Year in Review

It’s been another inspiring — and productive — year.

As the year comes to a close, we feel it’s important to reflect on what we and our partners have accomplished to advance our mission to build a brighter future for children, families and communities in the United States. Over the past year, we have worked to build that bright future side by side with advocates, leaders, researchers, residents — and many of you.

While it’s impossible to note every highlight of 2017, we wanted to share some bright spots and progress.

In 2017, we saw meaningful gains for kids.

Together, we created more opportunities for children and youth.

Together, we supported transforming public systems that serve kids.

Together, we worked to strengthen communities for children.

Together, we held true to our commitment to promote evidence-based, data-driven decision making and leadership.

  • Through Results Count™, we helped dozens of local and national leaders make significant progress in improving the lives of kids and families.
  • We released our second Race for Results report, which examines the challenges facing kids in immigrant families and children of color.
  • We launched Steps to Success to focus on effectively implementing evidence-based programs.
  • We published our 28th KIDS COUNT Data Book, highlighting gains in the economic well-being and health of children across the nation.

These achievements are rooted in powerful partnerships that we’ve forged across the nation. They represent progress we’ve made in great company — at the local, state and federal levels.

To everyone who joins us in our relentless pursuit of results for kids: Thank you. Together, we are making a meaningful difference, and we look forward to maintaining this momentum — and building an even brighter future for all of America’s children and families — in the new year.

Best wishes,

Patrick McCarthy
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Annie E. Casey Foundation