2021 Gala

  • Date: October 28, 2021
  • Time: 07:00 PM
  • Location: TBR
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Join us for our 2021 Gala. Check back soon for more information!

Strength Of Our Society Award

Guest Speaker and recipient of the Strength of our Society Award is Emily Vacher!

Emily Vacher, Director of Trust and Safety at Facebook, joined Facebook in 2011 and her mission is to keep children safe. Emily is responsible for law enforcement outreach, global safety initiatives, safety education, and security policy matters. She is currently focusing on Facebook’s AMBER Alert program and child safety issues. Emily works extensively with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) where she serves as a member of NCMEC’s executive board and the law enforcement/operations committee, and also serves as a member of NCMEC’s Team ADAM/Project Alert. Emily works closely with the International Center for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) on global missing children’s issues and alert system development and training. Before she joined Facebook, Emily was a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for more than a decade, specializing in crimes against children matters. She was a member of the FBI’s Child Abduction Rapid Deployment (CARD) Team, the Operational Medicine (OpMed) Team and was a division legal advisor. Emily holds a BS from Cornell University, an MS and MPA from Syracuse University/Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs and a J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law.

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