ChariTea fundraiser helps raise funds for foster youth

In honor of National Foster Care Month, Claremont-based nonprofit, the Children’s Foundation of America (CFA), held a ChariTea Fundraiser on Saturday, May 21 to raise funds for scholarships, transitional living, and specific needs of local foster youth. At the event, CFA presented donations to Purposely Chosen Inc., A Greater Hope Foundation, and McKinley Children’s Center. Additionally, Matthew Lyons, on behalf of Assemblymember Chris Holden, presented the honor of Claremont’s 2022 Woman of Distinction to Children’s Foundation of America and Trinity Youth Services CEO, Cher Ofstedahl. Claremont Lincoln University President Dr. Lynn Priddy congratulated alumna Ofstedahl with a speech commending her life’s work to help children and families create a better future and to help raise other women to their full potential.

Cher Ofstedahl., center, with family and friends after the event. Photos by Jacqueline Legazcue

Ofstedahl also took the opportunity to thank the many women in her life who helped her become the woman she is today and acknowledged other female leaders in the community.


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