Rosaria Haugland, business person and philanthropist, has been named the 2014 “Minalee Saks Champion of Children” by Parenting Now!
Haugland was honored at the annual auction benefitting Parenting Now!, formerly Birth To Three. The auction was held at Valley River Inn.
The “Minalee Saks Champion of Children” award is the highest accolade Parenting Now! can give. It recognizes the recipient’s dedication to the well-being of children and is named in honor of Parenting Now!'s executive director emerita, Minalee Saks.
Haugland works on children and family issues, and is known for her philanthropic support of cultural, educational and arts organizations, as well as establishing programs, organizations and scholarships that support young women. Lynne Swartz, executive director of Parenting Now!, noted Haugland’s belief in prevention and its match to the mission and programs of Parenting Now!
The mission of Parenting Now! is that every child will be raised by nurturing, skilled parents. Parenting Now! is a private, nonprofit agency.