WHO WE ARE 

 

Maddy Child Angel of Santa Cruz (MCASC)
was established by family and friends
to give meaning to the death of 8-year old
Maddy Middleton,
who was lured, raped and murdered
by a teenage neighbor acquaintance.

  

 WHAT WE DO 

 

The group's mission is to
help prevent child abduction, abuse and violence
by predators known by the potential victim.
We work to raise awareness and provide education
to children, families and communities
beyond "stranger danger" to encompass
"before you go, let someone know..."

BOARD MEMBERS / OFFICERS 

 

Dan Middleton - Founder; Board Chairman

Donna Jacobs - President; Board Member

Eugene Eckis - Secretary; Board Member

Denise Vivar - Board Member

Judy Middleton - Treasurer

Dan Middleton
Dan Middleton

MCASC Founder; Board Chairman Maddy’s paternal grandfather Shortly after Maddy's demise Dan decided that one of his missions was to eventually do something which would both keep Maddy's memory alive, and be significant in Maddy's name. MADDY CHILD ANGEL OF SANTA CRUZ is just what he was waiting for, and it showed up when he least expected it. This project has become very important to Dan to honor Maddy’s memory, and help protect children from similar fates.

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Donna Jacobs
Donna Jacobs

MCASC President Former Santa Cruz Veterans Advocate; Founder of Not This Time Vets.

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Gene Eckis
Gene Eckis

MCASC Secretary Maddy's Great-Uncle Born and raised in Southern California. Employed in aerospace industry for 40 years Married and have two daughters who recently graduated from college. Lives in San Dimas. Interests are family genealogical research (Annestry.com) and RVing.

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Denise Vivar
Denise Vivar

MCASC Board Member Denise Vivar has been a resident and committed community builder in Santa Cruz for nearly 30 years, serving with such organizations as the Pacific Rim Film Festival, the Open Studios and Grant committees of the Santa Cruz Art Council, and Think Local First.  Currently she is supporting political reform with Santa Cruz Indivisible, developing an interactive Burning Man camp, and is the general manager at SC41 Furniture stores. She is honored to be of service as a board member

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Judy Middleton
Judy Middleton

MCASC Treasurer Maddy’s paternal grandmother Judy (Nana) Middleton is Maddy’s paternal grandmother. Judy feels that a statue in a park setting would be beneficial to her family and the community, who took such an interest in locating Maddy and mourned her loss. What better place than a park or someplace similar for families to share with their children about such an Angel who watches over Santa Cruz’s children and a reminder for children to always “Let someone know before you go.”

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Michel Middleton
Michel Middleton

Maddy’s father

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Lisa Jordan
Lisa Jordan

Maddy’s maternal grandmother

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Bruce Jordan
Bruce Jordan

Maddy’s maternal grandfather

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Meeting with Mayor
Meeting with Mayor

Maddy's family meets with Santa Cruz Mayor Cynthia Chase.

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Project Participants

"BEFORE YOU GO, LET SOMEONE KNOW..."

Special thanks is given to Lissa Uselton who so graciously donated the design and development of this web site.

Special thanks is also given to Karen Denise Cook and Husband Don Cook, who together developed the very important child safety instructional phrase 

"Before you go, let someone know"