Eileen McCaffrey, Executive Director: Ms. McCaffrey began working with Foster Care to Success (FC2S) during its inception in 1981. She joined the board of directors shortly after, and in 1990 became executive director. Under her leadership, FC2S has grown into the largest provider of college funding and support services for foster youth in the nation, as well as a voice for foster youth on Capitol Hill. Ms. McCaffrey is a graduate of The Catholic University of America. She also served on the board of directors for the National Independent Living Association, Our House and CharityWorks.
Tina Raheem, Director of Scholarships & Grants: Ms. Raheem joined Foster Care to Success in 2000, and under her management the Casey Family Scholars and Sponsored Scholarship Programs have seen over 700 students receive their degrees – a 61 percent graduation rate. She has also helped to develop the Academic Success Coaching Program, and has authored three books on academic success and independent living for foster youth and mentors. Ms. Raheem is a graduate of The Catholic University of America and is currently pursuing a certificate in applied positive psychology from the University of Utah in order to better support FC2S’s students and coaches.
Lynn Davis, Director of Partnership Development: Ms. Davis joined Foster Care to Success in 2007, bringing with her more than 20 years of sales, business consulting and volunteer management experience. Ms. Davis works with individuals, community groups and corporations to build partnerships and develop volunteer opportunities to help former foster youth. During her time at FC2S, she has partnered with dozens of Fortune 500 organizations, including Hilton Hotels, Oracle and Southwest Airlines to bring care package items, gift cards, sponsorships and more to needy students. Ms. Davis also runs FC2S’ InternAmerica and volunteer programs. She prides herself on connecting individuals with opportunities to get involved and organizations with an emerging market (college-aged foster youth), while providing both with the guidance needed to achieve their philanthropic goals. Ms. Davis graduated from George Mason University with a BS in education.
Laura Adkins, Director of Student Services: Ms. Adkins brings 30 years of combined social services experience to Foster Care to Success. She has managed FC2S’ Education Training Voucher (ETV) programs for nearly a decade. Before joining FC2S, Ms. Adkins established “Welfare to Work” job programs in San Francisco City and County. In 1993, she founded a nonprofit that created job programs for homeless people and those with psychiatric disabilities in both the District of Columbia and San Francisco. She also authored the “Search for Shelter Workbook,” published by the American Institute of Architects, which led to the design and production of 85 shelters and transitional living facilities in the U.S. A former art and family therapist, she completed her undergraduate and graduate work at George Washington University.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Executive Director, FC2S