NEW YORK, July 20, 2009 — The Board of Trustees of The Children's Aid Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard R. Buery, Jr. as the agency's new President and Chief Executive Officer. He will succeed C. Warren Moses, who will retire at the organization's annual meeting in October.
The cost to aid budgets of the world economic downturn is headed for billions of dollars, slashing assistance to the world's poorest people just as it becomes harder for them to make money for themselves.
Though many U.S. adults consider today's teens to be selfish and lazy, nearly seven out of ten parents say the current economic climate has made their teens "more aware of the needs of others," according to a new World Vision study. The survey, conducted by Harris Interactive, examines parents' perceptions of their teenagers during the current recession. The study also illustrates that more than half of parents say their teens support charities actively, for example, by volunteering time in a "fasting event" such as World Vision's upcoming 30 Hour Famine happening February 27th and 28th, 2009.