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Annunciation Maternity Home Wins $10,000 Award

January 11, 2013 - Annunciation Maternity Home has been selected as the winner of the 2013 Janet Engvall McTigue Advancing Excellence in Nonprofits Award. This $10,000 award will be presented on March 7, 2013 at benefit comedy show starring Bill Engvall, Jr., popular actor, comedian, and brother of Janet Engvall McTigue.

Established in 2009, the Janet Engvall McTigue Advancing Excellence in Nonprofits Award is given to a nonprofit organization in order to strengthen its business infrastructure and advance excellence within the organization. Janet was Executive Director of Georgetown Area United Way from 2002-2005, a practicing attorney in Texas, and 2004 Democratic candidate for Williamson County Attorney. She died in 2007. This annual award continues to honor Janet’s commitment to strengthening local nonprofit agencies and equipping them to better serve the most vulnerable members of our community.

“Receiving this award will enable Annunciation to achieve national accreditation as a Child and Family Services Group Home through the Council of Accreditation,” said Christie Aaronson, Executive Director of Annunciation Maternity Home. “Through this accreditation process will be able to ensure that our current services are up to best practice standards and that we continue to work at the very best of our ability for our clients and, in turn, provide evidence based services that are sustainable and outcome oriented.”

Located outside the city limits of Georgetown, Annunciation Maternity Home (AMH) is a free, full service home for young women and teens experiencing a crisis pregnancy that empowers them to work towards independence. Founded in 2001, the Home provides women and teens in crisis pregnancies, and their children, with housing, educational opportunities, and access to health services to empower them in their journey towards independence. Since its inception, AMH has served over 550 young women and children.

Annunciation Maternity Home will receive the award at the start of the Bill Engvall Comedy Show on March 7, 2013 at Georgetown High School – Klett Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are available at www.unitedway-wc.org. All proceeds benefit United Way of Williamson County and support its work locally in education, financial stability, health and basic needs programs.