For the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, 2022 was another year of meaningful progress toward our goal of making the world a safer place for children. This progress is only possible because of the generous support of the many friends and partners who share our commitment to child protection.
Last April, our president and CEO, John Clark, retired after six years of admirable leadership. It was my great honor to be selected as the new president and CEO and entrusted with the responsibility of leading an organization that helps countless children and families. While this role is new to me, I am not new to NCMEC.
When I walked through the doors 25 years ago as a new analyst for the recently launched CyberTipline, I was filled with energy and wide-eyed amazement that I could come to work every day and make a real difference in the life of a child. All these years later, that sense of purpose remains as strong as ever. It’s the privilege of a lifetime to work alongside the most dedicated people you’ll ever meet, and as a mother myself, I’m grateful that an organization like NCMEC exists.
As an organization, we continually evolve to keep pace with the dangers our children face. We actively monitor trends and utilize cutting-edge technology to scale our response to these threats. We stand on a global stage as the world looks to us as a leader in child protection. At the same time, we prioritize reaching new communities across our nation to provide them with critical services and resources. As you’ll see in this report, 2022 was a milestone year for us in many ways.
I’m proud to report we are financially strong thanks to the many individuals, corporations, foundations, and other donors who chose NCMEC for their charitable giving. The generous support of benefactors like yourself makes it possible for us to further our mission to protect children.
On behalf of the entire NCMEC family, including our Board of Directors, thank you for all that you do for children. I’m excited about the future of NCMEC, and I look forward to continuing this journey with those who share our belief that every child deserves a safe childhood.
President & CEO
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children