Stacie Mathewson Accepts Humanitarian of the Year Award
Philanthropist and national collegiate recovery leader Stacie Mathewson recently accepted the Humanitarian of the Year award from Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA). Creator of the Stacie Mathewson Foundation, which promotes and supports collegiate recovery programs across the country, Mathewson accepted the award from tennis legend Andre Agassi during CADCA’s 2013 Drug-Free Kids Campaign Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C. Also honored was Jack Sammis, Chief Executive Officer of IMN Solutions, Inc., who was named the Champion for a Drug-Free Kids.
Nearly 500 business leaders from the D.C. area and across the country participated in the event, held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel on September 24. Featured speakers included Agassi and U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH). Mary Bono, former Member of Congress and senior vice president of FaegreBD Consulting, was emcee.
CADCA is the national membership organization representing over 5,000 coalitions and affiliates working to make America’s communities safe, healthy, and drug-free. The Drug-Free Kids Campaign recognizes leaders who support CADCA’s effective substance abuse prevention model.
“For two decades, CADCA has been a leader in addressing and preventing illicit drug use, the misuse and abuse of prescription and over-the-counter medicines, as well as underage drinking and tobacco use,” said CADCA Chairman and CEO Gen. Arthur T. Dean. “CADCA’s evidence-based community problem-solving model trains community coalitions around the country to develop and enforce laws and policies, create safer neighborhoods, and change community norms. We couldn’t do this work without the support of leaders like Stacie Mathewson and Jack Sammis. They both exemplify what CADCA’s Drug-Free Kids Campaign is about.”
“I am extremely grateful to be considered for such a tremendous honor,” Mathewson said. “I accept this honor in commemoration of my son, Timothy Joshua Montoya, who recently lost his battle with addiction and is the inspiration for the work I do.”