SCRANTON — The Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania (CAC/NEPA) held its first ever Back to Childhood cocktail party on Friday, Oct. 16 at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel. The event provided a nostalgic visit back to childhood for guests as they enjoyed adult versions of childhood favorite foods and activities.
During the Cocktail Party, the Honorable Michael J. Barrasse presented Maryla Peters Scranton with the Champion of Children Award, honoring her for impressive development contributions during her long tenure on the Board of Directors for the CAC/NEPA and in her role as the Board of Directors Development Committee Chair.
Scranton pursued a career as a development executive, leading numerous successful campaigns raising millions of dollars throughout the United States for non-profit organizations. She established and administered The Mercy Foundation and The Monsignor Andrew J. McGowan Institute for Community Health. She founded her own business, MPS Consulting in 2004. She conducted work for both profit and non-profit companies. She served as campaign director and manager for organizations such as The University of Scranton, Lackawanna College, Allied Services Marywood University and the Mercy Hospital System of Northeast, and The Langley School, McLean, Virginia.
Scranton has been a community activist since her college days doing work for Special Olympics. She served on numerous Boards, some of which include The Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Friendship House, The Geisinger Insurance Companies and The Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania, and recently Chaired the Board of Penn State Worthington Scranton Board. Currently she serves on the Board of The Scranton Area Foundation.