Activist’s efforts to end child slavery lauded

The Chester County Fund for Women and Girls (CCFWG)  has named Chester County resident and community activist Carol Hart Metzker the 2017 recipient of its Kitchen Table Award

Carol Hart Metzler

Carol Hart Metzler

The award was established to honor an outstanding Chester County woman who has demonstrated leadership and made substantive contributions through service or philanthropy to improve our community.  Metzker will be honored at the CCFWG Making a Difference Luncheonat the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Malvern on Friday, May 5, a CCFWG press release said.

Metzker is a writer, speaker, consultant and author of "Facing the Monster: How One Person Can Fight Child Slavery." She is working to help end human trafficking by delivering hundreds of educational programs at schools and universities, faith-based and community groups, and advocating for new anti-human trafficking laws in Pennsylvania, according to the release.

She has leadership roles in the Rotarian Action Group Against Slavery and the Chester County Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition. She consults with the Salvation Army’s New Day to Stop Trafficking program. Metzker’s passion and dedication connects community members with resources, education and tools to uplift and support victims and survivors.

Metzler, who earned a bachelor’s degree at Penn State University and a master’s degree at George Mason University, has led numerous volunteer efforts and implemented programs, including Dress for a Good Cause, which she co-founded; gathering furniture or baby supplies for survivors with families; or supporting the Salvation Army New Day’s New Home for local survivors of teen-sex-trafficking who have aged out of child protective services, the release said.

The May 5 luncheon will also feature keynote speaker Katherina Rosqueta, founding executive director of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy, a multi-disciplinary center that provides public information, education and advisory services so that philanthropy achieves greater social impact. A frequent speaker on philanthropy and social impact, Rosqueta, who received her B.A. with honors from Yale University and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, has been quoted in the New York Times, National Public Radio, Wall Street Journal and Money Magazine, the release said.

For more information or sponsorship opportunities, contact Brie Knight or Brandon Szerenyi at 484-356-0940 or visit


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