2015 CARE National Conference: Wrap Up

“Change takes time. It occurs bit by bit by bit, and suddenly you look back and the whole environment has changed. By being at the 2015 CARE National Conference, you became part of that change."

- CARE board member Bo Cutter 

"Empowering women and girls is the right focus, not only because they are disproportionately affected by poverty, but also because investing in them yields the biggest bang for the buck.”

-   Nicholas Kristof 

“You must never give up. You must never give in, you must keep the faith and keep your eyes on the prize. Carry the message. Stand up! Speak up! Speak out! That’s what you’ve been doing. Keep doing it. And get in the way!”

- U.S. Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis 

“Women are the heart of our communities. We are more likely to make decisions about things like health care and education, and when we make money, we invest it in our families. For most children, there is no better friend, no fiercer protector, no more beloved hero than their mother.”

-Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services

“I have visited … recipients of U.S. assistance and cooperation throughout the world, and what we see in so many places is such abject poverty, and what we also see is so much hope and promise when women  and girls are empowered. It makes all the difference in the world.”

—     Nancy Pelosi, (D-CA), minority leader, U.S. House of Representatives

“I believe our nation must and can continue its leadership role in putting women and girls at the center of development worldwide. In doing so, we will improve the lives of untold millions and create a more secure world for ourselves and for future generations. CARE is on the forefront of this crucial endeavor, and I commend each and every one of you for your commitment, your involvement and your compassion.”

—     Sen. Susan Collins, (R-ME)

Thank You for Advocating with CARE!

On Wednesday, May 13, 280 CARE volunteer advocates took to Capitol Hill to a record-breaking 200 meetings with U.S. senators and congressional representatives. Congratulations on an incredible success!  And thank you, advocates, for all you have done to engage your leaders around CARE’s efforts to deliver lasting change to communities worldwide. 

Congratulations to this year’s award winners!

Featured Videos

Check out highlights, interviews and keynotes from the 2015 CARE National Conference.

Meet Carina Nicolas Zamora

Winner of the CARE Delivering Lasting Change Award