FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 28, 2011
Contact: Andrew Aldrich
410-654-0000, ext. 7
Children’s Guild Names Sheela Murthy 2012 Cabaret for Kids Honoree
BALTIMORE—The Children’s Guild announced that Sheela Murthy, founder and president of the Murthy Law Firm, will be the recipient of its 2012 Sadie Award, which will be presented at its annual Cabaret for Kids black-tie gala. This event will take place on Saturday, April 14, 2012, at Valley Mansion in Hunt Valley, Md. and proceeds will support the programs and services of The Children’s Guild.
Murthy practices United States immigration law, bringing professionals from around the world to the United States. Her website is the world’s most popular law firm website.
In addition, Murthy helps lead the MurthyNayak Foundation, a nonprofit nongovernmental organization that seeks to help with children’s and women’s health and educational needs, support programs that assist immigrants, educate and advocate for immigration, and support disaster relief efforts. She is a much sought after speaker who is passionate about entrepreneurship and motivational, leadership and women’s issues.
Murthy serves on boards for nonprofit organizations including the American Immigration Council, Stevenson University and the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, a board she currently chairs. In addition, she helps lead United Way International and United Way of Central Maryland, which named her the 2009 Philanthropist of the Year.
Among her other honors, Murthy was named among the 2011 Top 50 Most Influential Marylanders and the Maryland Top 100 Women Circle of Excellence Winner by The Daily Record. She also received the Small Business of the Year Award by the Maryland Chamber of Commerce and Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Murthy graduated from Harvard Law School and the University Law College in Bangalore, India.
Cabaret for Kids, chaired by former honoree Jeanne Tsakalos and Lisa Gobrecht, president of Daft-McCune-Walker, will feature an original piece of musical theater. The production will portray the transformative effect of Murthy’s philosophy of life on the disadvantaged and the community.
The Children’s Guild Institute
, a nonprofit child-serving organization, consists of The Children’s Guild, which includes special needs schools in Baltimore City and Prince George’s County serving children and adolescents who are difficult to educate due to autism, multiple disabilities and trauma. The Children’s Guild also operates three group homes, a treatment foster care program and an outpatient mental health program in Baltimore and Anne Arundel County public schools. In addition, The Children’s Guild Institute includes Monarch Academy Public Charter Schools in Baltimore City and Glen Burnie providing rigorous academics, adventure-based learning and an enriched curriculum, as well as the Upside Down Organization and National Children’s Guild Fund.