JHS Senior Rishi Gupta Raises Over $1,100 for CAP

JHS senior Rishi Gupta recently held a benefit concert, which raised over $1,100 for the Child Advocacy Program (CAP). Mr. Gupta’s piano recital was held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, along with featured soloist JHS senior, Haley Jones.

“Rishi’s concert displayed his great talent; choosing to use that talent to support a cause like the Child Advocacy Program reflected his character of caring and giving, no doubt nurtured by supportive family, friends and teachers,” said Karen Yeversky
CAP Prevention Education Coordinator. “The funds raised will be used to assist children who have been traumatized by abuse. This trauma can sometimes get in the way of a child’s development, providing challenges as they try to fulfill their potential. CAP exists to bring healing and hope to these children and their families, reducing the effect of the trauma as they grow and develop. We at CAP are very thankful for Rishi’s contribution to help abused children in our community.”

Mr. Gupta, who is ranked #4 in the Class of 2014, will attend the University of Pittsburgh to major in biology or neuroscience to pursue a career in healthcare. He has won numerous awards and honors and participated in many activities while at JHS.

“I chose CAP as my neighbor Jenna McDermott works for them and I know of all the great things the organization does for local children,” said Mr. Gupta. “I was very happy to perform the recital to help out this important organization.”  

CAP is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending child abuse in Chautauqua County. When abuse does occur, CAP coordinates a community response to bring healing, hope and justice to children and families. CAP is a United Way Agency. For more information about CAP, visit capjustice.org or call 716-338-9844.

posted on 06/23/2014 - filed under: Community, JHS, Spotlight, Students