On September 13, 2018, NCYL celebrated the career and accomplishments of longtime child advocate and former FosterEd Arizona Director, Pete Hershberger. In 2014, Hershberger helped launch the first FosterEd Arizona demonstration site in Pima County. Thanks to Hershberger’s leadership, FosterEd Arizona is now a statewide program.
Members of NCYL’s FosterEd Team gathered with Hershberger’s colleagues, family and friends at the University Club in Phoenix, Arizona. Individuals from various facets of Hershberger’s life delivered speeches at the event that spoke to his professional achievements and commitment to serving children and youth. Arizona State Senator, Dave Bradley, remarked of Pete’s legislative career and character, “People respect Pete because of his courage to do the right thing.”
At the event, over $12,000 was raised in Hershberger’s honor to support the ongoing work of FosterEd Arizona. A special thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of the event and helped celebrate the career of Pete Hershberger.