Spaulding Turns 50
On Sunday, Feb. 4, 1968 Spaulding for Children was established with the signing of its articles of incorporation. The articles were formally “resolved” as Board policy on March 15, 1968 and filed with the State of Michigan on March 19, 1968.
On April 26 of that year, Spaulding held its Community Kick-Off Dinner; in early August, Kathryn S. Harr, Spaulding’s first executive director, held an “open inquiry meeting” for anyone interested in adoption; and by September, Spaulding had completed its first adoption. From this time forward, Spaulding for Children began changing the world view of who was adoptable and what families could adopt.
We will keep you posted as to the upcoming events commemorating Spaulding for Children's 50th year. And if you know something we should know, please let us know so we can share.