On Friday, July 27, BrandMortgage Senior Vice President and Controller Jennifer Jackson Cramer accepted her new position on the Board of Directors for Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV). Newlywed Cramer finds it almost impossible to believe the cruelty many women and children endure in their own homes.
“It’s hard to deny the statistics, they’re staggering. One in four women will be victims of domestic violence in their lifetime,” stated Cramer. “I think almost everyone knows someone who has been in an abusive relationship. I have always been a supporter of female empowerment, and I believe that all women should have a safe environment to live in. Beyond providing a safe haven for women and their children, it is so important to empower these women and help them rebuild their lives. Many women have come through the PADV program and now lead healthy, happy and successful lives.”
PADV, which was founded in 1975, is the largest and oldest domestic violence agency in Georgia. It assists over 18,000 women and children annually through its safe houses, support services, outreach programs and crisis line. The organization strives to raise awareness for the issue of domestic violence and empower its survivors.
“We are delighted to welcome Jennifer to our board and appreciate her new commitment to taking a stand against the prevalence of domestic violence in Georgia and throughout the nation,” said Meagan Fulmer, president and CEO of PADV. “Intimate partner violence affects one in every four women in the United States, and we rely heavily on the strength of our leadership team as we work to provide victims with the hope and resources they need to heal. Jennifer’s extensive professional experience and tireless work ethic is a perfect match with what we look for in board members, and we are confident that she will be a tremendous addition to PADV.”
“I have no doubt Jennifer Cramer will prove an excellent fit for the Board of Directors for Partnership Against Domestic Violence,” said Greg Shumate, CEO and Managing Partner for BrandMortgage. “She is a very caring and compassionate person with great ideas. I’m sure she’ll be as much an asset to PADV’s awareness and fund-raising efforts as she has always been to the BrandMortgage team.”