MorganFranklin Consulting’s Jeana Foster Named 2013 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ‘Woman of the Year’
Firm’s Senior Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility named 2013 LLS ‘Woman of the Year,’ leading the National Capital Chapter to set a new fundraising record of $1.145 million.
June 12, 2013 – McLean, Virginia
MorganFranklin Consulting, a leading business consulting and technology solutions company based in McLean, Va., and London, announced that Jeana Foster, the firm’s Senior Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), has been named the 2013 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) National Capital Chapter Woman of the Year. Foster led 19 contenders, who collectively raised $1.145 million through 10 weeks of fundraising, a new record for the National Capital Chapter.
Leo Tucker, Managing Partner at Northwestern Mutual, was named the 2013 Man of the Year at the campaign's Grand Finale Gala on the evening of Saturday, June 8. Foster and Tucker are now in the running for the national titles of 2013 Man & Woman of the Year.
“Working with the LLS, meeting ‘Boy and Girl of the Year’ Reed and Madison, and knowing that my efforts will bring us closer to finding a cure for them and all those suffering from blood cancers is truly inspiring,” Foster said. “Words cannot express how I felt when my name was announced as the winner. To share that moment with my family and friends and to honor my grandmother’s memory is a moment I will forever cherish. From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank the community of supporters who helped make this possible, as well as the MorganFranklin Consulting team for exemplifying the charitable culture of our firm and employees.”
Approximately every four minutes, one person in the United States is diagnosed with blood cancer, and 149,990 people in the U.S. are expected to be diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma, or myeloma in 2013. MorganFranklin Consulting has a long history of supporting LLS, and Foster’s recognition as the LLS Woman of the Year is indicative of the firm’s commitment to the organization.
“MorganFranklin is incredibly proud of Jeana for receiving this well-deserved honor. Her relentless commitment to bettering the community and passion for volunteerism are unmatched,” said C.E. Andrews, CEO of MorganFranklin Consulting. “Her dedication to this great cause is a testament to the culture that she has helped build at our firm, and we are proud to partner with Jeana in support of LLS and all those battling blood cancers.”
Now in its 22nd year, the Man & Woman of the Year campaign is one of Washington’s top fundraising events.
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About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.
Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., LLS has 61 chapters, and the National Capital Area Chapter is one of the highest revenue-generating chapters in the nation. The National Capital Area Chapter serves Washington, D.C.; the Maryland counties of Prince George's and Montgomery; and the Virginia counties of Loudoun, Fairfax, Arlington, and Prince William, as well as the city of Alexandria. More than 2,500 patients and families are served by the chapter each year. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org.
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About MorganFranklin Consulting
MorganFranklin is a strategy and execution-focused business consulting firm and professional advisor. The company provides strategic thinking and hands-on support to help public companies, fast-growing private companies, and government clients manage growth and maximize performance. The firm delivers strategy, accounting and transaction services, risk and compliance, and information management and technology solutions. MorganFranklin is headquartered in the Washington, D.C., area and has supported clients in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
MorganFranklin Consulting is the brand name referring to the global organization of MorganFranklin, Inc. and its subsidiary MorganFranklin Consulting, LLC.