Jewish Senior Services wins grant writing competition


Carrie Frank

Carrie Frank, grant writer for Jewish Senior Services, received honorable mention in the annual nationwide “Winning Grant Proposal Competition” sponsored by the Grant Professionals Association and GrantStation.

A panel of 21 judges reviewed the entries over a period of several weeks and notified Frank of her winning entry on July 17. According to the association, “the winning entries exemplify excellence in grant seeking and will be shared with colleague writers to help them gain in knowledge and experience.” Frank’s award represents the top 10% of entries.

Frank is the lead writer for public and private grants for the organization. Her winning entry was an awarded proposal for support of Jewish Senior Services’ Center for Elder Abuse Prevention.

The center is a grant-funded program to assist victims and reduce the prevalence of elder abuse in Fairfield County. It provides clients with an array of services, including a telephone helpline, public education sessions and emergency shelter for victims. The center is the first comprehensive elder abuse shelter and resource in Connecticut and the second in the nation.

“Jewish Senior Services is thrilled that the Grant Professionals Association and GrantStation have recognized Carrie for her outstanding writing skills and ability,” said. Andrew Banoff, Jewish Senior Services president and chief executive officer. “We are grateful to have her on our team and look forward to her continued success in securing funding to help seniors in need.”

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