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James Karls

(1927 – 2008) James Karls passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2008. After serving in World War II, Dr. Karls began his outstanding 59 years of social work in public mental health services at the local and state level. He started the first mental health clinics in California’s Central Valley. He was the associate director and then director of the ... Read More »

David M. Austin

NASW Social Work Pioneer® David M. Austin Dies 1923-2008 Dr. David M. Austin, a pioneer in the field of social work education and a former faculty member at The University of Texas at Austin, died May 29 in Berea, Ky, following his battle with cancer. He was 84. Austin was among the first social work students supported through the GI ... Read More »

Warren Clark Lamson

August 20, 1914 -May 5, 2008 Mr. Warren Clark Lamson, 93, of Solomons Island, MD died May 5, 2008 at his residence in Solomons, MD. He was born in Neligh, Nebraska, August 20, 1914 to the late John Wesley and Laura Alice Lamson. Mr. Lamson graduated from Wayne State College with a Bachelors Degree in Education in 1938, and from ... Read More »

Grace L. Hewell

Grace L. Hewell, 89, a retired social worker and federal education specialist, died March 7 of congestive heart failure at Providence Hospital in the District. She was a resident of the District and Chattanooga, Tenn. Dr. Hewell was born in Chattanooga and graduated from Spelman College in 1940. After receiving a master’s degree in social work from Atlanta University in ... Read More »

2007 Knee/Wittman Achievement Awards and NASW National Lifetime Achievement Ceremony and Reception

Approximately 80 people attended the 2007 Knee/Wittman Achievement Awards and the 2007 NASW National Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony and Reception on Friday, February 1, 2008, at The Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C. The evening opened with welcoming remarks from NASW Executive Director and NASW Foundation President Elizabeth J. Clark who recognized the NASW Social Work Pioneers®, chapter executive directors, national ... Read More »

Esther Glasser

NASW Pioneer Esther Glasser died Saturday, February 2, 2008 in Arlington, VA Click here for her NASW Pioneer Biography Click here for her husband Mel Glasser’s NASW Pioneer Biography GLASSER Esther K. Glasser (Age 91) On Saturday, February 2, 2008, Esther K. Glasser, of Arlington, VA. Mother of Stephen A. (Lynn) Glasser, Amy H. (Lawrence) Corey and Robin (Frank) Hudson. ... Read More »

Joan K. Parry in Memoriam

NASW Past Board Member Joan K. Parry died January 9, 2008 in La Jolla, CA Read the Obituary Dr. Joan K. Parry Dies at 79 in her La Jolla Home. Joan K. Parry, DSW, ACSW, LCSW, passed away the morning of January 9th in her own La Jolla home where she had expressly wished to die. She died of lung ... Read More »

Betty Broadhurst

NASW Social Work Pioneer Betty Broadhurst died Monday, December 31st , 2007 in Fort Collins, Colorado Click here for the Obituary Click here for her Social Work Pioneer Biography Dr. Betty P. Broadhurst, 88, a Denver, Colorado native passed away peacefully December 31, 2007. Dr. Broadhurst practiced social work and was an educator for over 50 years. Her higher education ... Read More »

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The NASW Foundation is uniquely yours — the sole national charitable organization that is: addressing the needs of individual social workers, advancing the social work profession at the highest levels, and enhancing the well-being of individuals, families, and communities. The success of Foundation initiatives is vitally dependent on contributions from those who care most about the social work profession — ... Read More »

Media Placements Gain Attention for Social Work

National Placements Where do many women go when they need information about how to handle life and all that it throws at them? Their favorite magazine, of course! In an effort to reach out to sandwich generation women, the PE Campaign placed advertising in high profile women’s magazines — magazines where women turn to help them juggle their priorities. In ... Read More »