We use the real-world experiences of students in recovery to educate the public about addiction and recovery...
Garden City, NY (PRWEB) May 19, 2015
The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Stacie Mathewson as a 2015-2016 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in nonprofits. NAPW is the nation's leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 700,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters.
“It gives me great pleasure to present Stacie with this honor,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “Her work is inspiring and invaluable to young people who struggle with recovery and their families.”
Founded in 2013 by Ms. Mathewson, Transforming Youth Recovery (TYR) focuses on helping students who struggle with addiction by working closely with schools—from elementary through college—as well as communities and families, in their ongoing efforts to help students in recovery. Through education, resources and its Seeds of Hope grant program, TYR, which is supported by The Stacie Mathewson Foundation, strives to “transform youth recovery – one community, one school, one student at a time.”
“We use the real-world experiences of students in recovery to educate the public about addiction and recovery, and to erase the social stigma that blocks students and their families from seeking help,” said Ms. Mathewson, President / CEO of TYR.
Inspired by her son, who struggled with and died from addiction, Ms. Mathewson established the nonprofit in the hope that other families do not face the same lack of support and information she and her family encountered. Her success in carrying out this mission and other philanthropic efforts, have not gone unnoticed. She has received numerous awards and accolades. In honor of a recent $1.9 million donation, Northern Nevada HOPES is naming its new medical facility “The Stacie Mathewson Community Wellness Center.” The Reno Nevada Museum of Art Sky Lounge was dedicated to her in recognition of a $6 million donation, and Ms. Mathewson was recently named Co-Chair of the $100 million Gateway Project.
NAPW’s mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.