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
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
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.
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.
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
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.”
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"