New York, NY According to Polsinelli, Dan Flanigan, chair of the firm’s real estate and financial services department and managing partner of its local office, has joined the board of directors of the World Childhood Foundation USA (WCF). The Foundation supports community-based programs that aim to prevent and end child sexual abuse and exploitation in the U.S. and internationally. Polsinelli is a corporate sponsor of the WCF.
“We look forward to working with Dan in furtherance of the Foundation’s mission,” Jon Brayshaw, Childhood USA board chairman, said. “Dan and Polsinelli have been strong supporters of WCF for a number of years and his appointment to the board will strengthen the relationship between the foundation and the firm. We appreciate his willingness to serve and thank him for his commitment to making a greater impact on child protection issues.
“I can’t believe my good fortune in this public service opportunity coming my way–who wouldn’t leap at the chance to help protect the world’s children from exploitation, predation and abuse?” Flanigan said.
Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden founded WCF in 1999 together with 14 family foundations, private individuals and companies. Since then, the organization has grown to support children who are victims of abuse and sexual exploitation, street children, children in alternative care and families at risk. WCF currently supports more than 100 projects in 17 countries. Last year, Childhood USA served more than 73,000 clients, directly and indirectly.
“Building upon Polsinelli’s investment in Childhood USA, we are thrilled that Dan Flanigan is joining our distinguished board,” Dr. Joanna Rubinstein, president and CEO of Childhood USA, said. “Dan brings to the Board his legal expertise coupled with an abiding commitment to serve the most vulnerable in our society – children.”