Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

Sheri Brady

Speaks up to improve lives.
Voices for America’s Children is a multi-issue child advocacy organization. We have 60 members in 45 states, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. My policy portfolio focuses on child safety, with an emphasis on child welfare. I really believe in the mission, which is to improve the lives of all children, especially those most vulnerable, and their families. This is the most important goal that we as a society can have.

Listens to her calling.
At Commencement in 1988, [children’s rights activist] Marian Wright Edelman spoke so eloquently and passionately about her calling to work on behalf of children. I was so moved. I knew I wanted to also work to improve children’s lives. I knew that I could not rest in a world where kids go to bed hungry or on the streets. I wanted to provide a voice for children in policy debates.

Makes a statement with her support.
Wheaton is an important institution in my life. The college helped shape me in many ways and gave me so much. I want it to be around for a long time providing not just education, but also support and valuable lessons for future generations.