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Founder of Darkness to Light steps down

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

The founder and CEO of Darkness to Light is stepping down. Anne Lee announced she's leaving the Charleston based non-profit because of differences with the board of directors.

She started the organization 12 years ago.

Lee says she remains committed to the cause of preventing child sexual abuse through her advocacy work in the national arena, under her newly formed greater good advisors.

This news comes on the heels of Darkness to Light's announcement of a collaboration with a number of the U.S.'s largest YMCA's, which will help train millions of adults nationwide to help prevent Childhood Sexual Abuse.

The collaboration is starting with over 30 YMCA associations in seven states and will eventually have more than 150 new trainers to be authorized to teach Darkness to Light's Stewards of Children program which educates adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

According to D2L, in light of the expansion, the organization has tapped new leadership to continue the crusade begun over a decade ago by Lee, who D2L says has stepped down to pursue other opportunities.

The organization says,"D2L cannot sufficiently express its gratitude to Anne. The organization would not be where it is today without her tireless efforts over the last decade. We wish her well in her new endeavors."

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