[Congressional Record Volume 152, Number 57 (Thursday, May 11, 2006)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E803-E804]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




                 HONORING JAN STOHR UPON HER RETIREMENT

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                          HON. DORIS O. MATSUI

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                         Thursday, May 11, 2006

  Ms. MATSUI. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in tribute to a distinguished 
woman who has tirelessly served the Sacramento area for many years. Jan 
Stohr will soon be retiring from the Nonprofit Resource Center as its 
Executive Director. As her colleagues, friends and family gather to 
celebrate her retirement, I ask all of my colleagues to join me in 
saluting this outstanding citizen of Sacramento.
  When she steps down, Jan will leave behind a long list of 
accomplishments and a career devoted to helping others. She has been 
the driving force behind the creation of multiple Sacramento based 
nonprofits that continue to thrive decades after their founding.
  In 1976, as a member of the Junior League, she initiated the 
establishment of the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Sacramento, 
CAPC, and a few years later was instrumental in the development of the 
Sacramento Region Community Foundation. Due to the successful efforts 
and outreach of CAPC, thousands of children have been spared from being 
victims of abuse; and since its founding, the Sacramento Region 
Community Foundation has given out 44 million dollars in grants.
  The cornerstone of Jan's work in Sacramento, however, has been her 
longtime commitment to the Nonprofit Resource Center. The Center began 
in 1988 with Jan's help and has since blossomed into the place where 
nonprofits can turn to for assistance in writing grant proposals, 
securing funds and developing solid management practices. She has 
served as the Center's Executive Director since its establishment in 
1988. Located in downtown Sacramento, the center now assists nonprofits 
throughout northern California.
  Additionally, Jan has given her time by serving on the board of 
directors for numerous non-profits in the Sacramento area, including 
the Community Services Planning Council, the United Way, and the 
Mountain Valley Chapter of the American Leadership Forum. She also seen 
by many as a leader in the nonprofit field and has been active with the 
California Association of Non profits' Nonprofit Policy Council, UC 
Davis's Community Development Graduate Group and the Association of 
Fundraising Professionals.
  Through her work, Jan has been awarded with numerous recognitions, 
including the Association of Fundraising Professionals' Outstanding 
Fundraising Executive Award and the United Way's Distinguished Service 
Award. Many more awards and accolades will certainly follow as she 
transitions into retirement.
  Mr. Speaker, as Jan Stohr enters retirement, I am truly honored to 
pay tribute to one of my dear friends and one of Sacramento's most 
honorable citizens. I ask all of my colleagues to join with me in 
wishing Jan and her husband Phil continued success and happiness in all 
of their future endeavors.

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