An MBA graduate of Columbia University, Joann Baney now belongs to the faculty of the institution’s School of International and Public Affairs, providing instruction in the Executive Master of Public Administration program. Outside of her academic career, Joann Baney supports a number of charitable endeavors, including ChildFund International.
Last March, high school students from Mississippi had the opportunity to meet legislators in Washington, D.C., as part of this year’s annual ChildFund International Advocacy Day. These youth were part of a specialized program to promote civic involvement organized by a local group called Operation Shoestring. Additionally, Procter and Gamble provided the funding for the students’ trip to the nation’s capital.
The youth expressed excitement at the opportunity to meet with their representatives and discuss the issues that are important to them. They feel their voice is just as important as anyone else’s. At the end of the day, the students attended a special reception event held at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill.