Carrie Fix Named Child Advocate of the Year

Carrie Fix was named Child Advocate of the Year for 2016 at Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s Annual Volunteer Celebration held March 2, 2017 at Sweetwater Country Club. The event was attended by more than 175 volunteers, community partners and staff.

Fix Named Child Advocate of the Year
(L to R): Carrie Fix and Child Advocates of Fort Bend CEO Ruthanne Mefford. Fix was honored as Child Advocate of the Year during the agency’s annual Volunteer Banquet. 
Photo courtesy of Sue Lockwood

“Carrie exemplifies the ultimate in volunteerism to the agency – going “above and beyond”, donating her time, her talent and support across many different areas to make a lasting difference for children,” according to Child Advocates of Fort Bend Chief Executive Officer Ruthanne Mefford. “In every way, Carrie has been a friend of our agency, a dedicated advocate for the children and a humble and selfless servant.”

Other honorees at the volunteer celebration included Margie Adolph and Sue Crookson (CASA Volunteers of the Year), Dorothy Huang (Children’s Advocacy Center Volunteer of the Year), and James Steenbergen (Voices for Children Ambassador of the Year). Suzy Morton was the recipient of the inaugural Mariel Barrera Champion for Children Award. The Award was re-named in honor of long time employee Mariel Barrera who passed away earlier this year. To see a list of all of the honorees or to learn more about volunteer opportunities with Child Advocates of Fort Bend, go to

About Child Advocates of Fort Bend:

Child Advocates of Fort Bend is a non-profit agency dedicated to providing a voice, healing the hurt and breaking the cycle of child abuse in Fort Bend County. Through its Court Appointed Special Advocates Program (CASA), Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) and more than 200 trained community volunteer advocates – Child Advocates improves the lives of more than 400 children each month.

The agency’s annual gala and auction raises much needed funds to support its programs for abused and neglected children. Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s Gala Le Cirque, A Whimsical Fantastical Ball will be held April 29th at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square. To attend the Gala, become a sponsor or for more information go to  or contact Lisa Moore at 281-344-5108 or