Thursday, January 1, 2015
2014 Year-End Reflection #1: Money Magazine's Naming of NASGA Director Sylvia Rudek as 2014 Money Hero
Sylvia's dedication to NASGA, its members and our cause, and the time she puts in – all volunteer – defines why she was chosen as a Money Hero. She is thoroughly committed to reform of unlawful and abusive guardianships and conservatorships nationwide so future generations will not suffer as did her family member and many elderly and disabled and their families suffer today. Stopping guardianship abuse has become her life's passion.
This year, she expanded her attention to legislation in her home state. Her efforts working with Illinois Representative David Harris (R) and also State Senator Steve Stadelman (D) on their legislative bills targeting guardianship abuse reform resulted in the introduction of one bill (HB5573) and the introduction and passing of another (SB1051); and she will continue to work with both lawmakers in 2015.
Sylvia's award also brought national recognition to NASGA and awareness to the subject of guardianship abuse. Money Magazine came to NASGA; we did not seek them out. Their choice of an advocate for guardianship abuse reform as a Money Hero is a direct statement that guardianship abuse is on the radar of this esteemed national magazine and that Money Magazine recognizes guardianship abuse as threat to the health and wealth of our elderly.
NASGA is honored that Sylvia Rudek has been recognized for her hard work and her never-ending efforts on behalf of victims and families of guardianship abuse. She is a true leader, a champion for our cause and an inspiration for all advocates!
NASGA extends its sincere gratitude to Wells Fargo for sponsoring MONEY HEROS and for the special congratulatory kit they sent to Sylvia (pictured with her above, and including the letter posted above) as a forever remembrance of this special honor.
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