Paula Clapp, one of Seattle’s leading global philanthropists, is venturing into new territory.
After nearly two decades of focusing with her husband, Bill, on international charity work, she’s partnering with a group of women to start her first nonprofit in Seattle.
The project is Stolen Youth, a fundraising entity to help children and teens who have been forced into prostitution escape that life.
Clapp and her 10 partners formed StolenYouth to raise money for Bridge Program, a pilot project for sexually exploited youth whose government and foundation funding is soon to expire.
“That’s what I’m doing in 2012”, she said, “and probably for the rest of my life.”
Paula Clapp Part Of New Drive To Aid Exploited Youth
Puget Sound Business Journal | Valerie Bauman | December 16, 2011