Press Releases

The Stella & Frederick Loeb Charitable Trust, which is administered by FirstMerit PrivateBank, granted $10,000 to Whaley Children’s Center in January 2014. The sponsorship elevates the Loeb Trust to the Benefactor of the Center this year.

“We are grateful to have FirstMerit and the Loeb Charitable as partners yet again this year.  The Loeb Charitable Trust has continually supported the treatment programs and services that Whaley provides to children across Michigan who are survivors of abuse,” said Katrina Khouri, Director of Development at Whaley Children’s Center.

On Monday, January 20 from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Congressman Dan Kildee and his staff will spend time playing games and reading books with the children at Whaley Children’s Center, 1201 N Grand Traverse St., Flint, Mich. 48503.

Christopher Estes, CEO and President of Security Credit Union, and Dr. Mona Hardas, a Genesee County physician are the two newest additions to the Whaley Children’s Center Board of Directors. In addition, Estes was elected vice-chairperson and Anne Kelley, a current board member and Davison Optimist Club member, is the newly elected secretary.

Becki Flanagin, CPA, MBA began as Whaley Children’s Center Director of Finance on November 18.

The 29th Annual World’s Greatest Office Party, dubbed a party for a purpose was held on Thursday, December 5 at the Holiday Inn Gateway Centre in Flint Township.  Through the contributions of community sponsors and individuals who attended, the event raised $60,400 that will directly benefit the residential and clinical programs that Whaley Children’s Center provides to nearly 90 children each year. The event’s previous fundraising record was set in 2006 when $44,503 was raised.

The 29th Annual World’s Greatest Office Party will be held on Thursday, December 5 from 6-10 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Gateway Centre, 5353 Gateway Center, Flint, Mich., 48507.

 “This year’s event will be the best in years,” said DeAndra McCain, Development Coordinator at Whaley Children’s Center. “Because we have so much authentic décor and entertainment, our guests are going to feel as if they have been transported to New Orleans.”

Whaley Children’s Center hosted the 28th Annual Whaley Golf Classic presented by Client Financial Services on Monday, September 9 at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club.

Client Financial Services presents the 28th Annual Whaley Golf Classic on Monday, September 9 at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club. The event is co-hosted George Blaha, voice of the Detroit Pistons, and Mateen Cleaves, Flint native and former Michigan State University basketball star, with all proceeds going to Whaley Children’s Center.

Whaley Children’s Center’s annual Back to School Drive is underway and this this year, as in years past, the staff at the Center are looking to collect basic school supplies as well as new clothing for each child to wear as they start another academic year.

In terms of supplies, all 48 children will need:

Close to 200 volunteers, community members, staff and children gathered at Whaley Children’s Center on Wednesday, July 17 to for a celebration of the time and talents donated to the Center each year by its many supporters.