Governor Markell Honors Christiana Rotary
for Support of Children in Foster Care
Alteri established the program when he was president of the Club and his firm, Wells Fargo Advisors, has provided extensive support during the 10 years the program has been operating.
In making the presentation, Governor Markell said
“What you have done and the steps you have taken, the leadership you have provided, and the example you have set…they are all an inspiration. I hope that this recognition will inspire more people throughout the state to also step up and do all they can to support our young people. We know that when caring adults do the types of things you have done, more of our young people will be able to achieve their potential.” –Governor Markell
The Club’s “TOUCH” program, Transform One Unique Child’s Heart, began with gifts for four orphans at Christmas 2004 and has grown each year. 349 children were served in 2014.
The Rotary Club shops for each child based on lists they are given from caregivers and hopes to extend the program to the estimated 700 children currently in foster care in Delaware. Most of the funds are generated by a golf tournament event held each May at the Newark Country Club.