CHICAGO, Il. -- Commercial Collection Agencies of America recently announced that through its initiative, Commercial Collection Agencies of America Gives Back, a portion of the proceeds of its recently held meeting in Marina del Rey, California has been given to the Emily Stillman Foundation.

Throughout the conference-from the opening Welcome Dinner, where Michael Stillman addressed the membership to the Saturday’s closing session-attendees enthusiastically supported this worthy organization. Even at the Association’s famous networking forum, the Triadic Tournament, members held an impromptu auction of movie memorabilia which raised thousands of dollars for the Foundation!

The Emily Stillman Foundation was named after the daughter of affiliate members, Michael and Alicia Stillman of Stillman Law Offices. Emily was a beautiful 19 year old college sophomore who passed away from Meningococcal Disease-Serogroup B. Emily donated six organs, saving five lives. The Foundation raises awareness for and encourages organ and tissue donation, while also educating about the disease, as well as all vaccine preventable diseases. The Foundation and the Stillmans advocate globally for all health and wellness issues and through their vaccination programs and partnerships with clinics, they ensure that vaccines are available to all people.

“Supporting The Emily Stillman Foundation brought our members together in a way that we’ve never seen before, stated Annette M. Waggoner, Executive Director. “While the level of collegiality in our Association is already unmatched, it reached new heights with the opportunity to come together as caring individuals and support the endeavors of the Stillman family. The beneficence of these colleagues is admired,” she continued.

Commercial Collection Agencies of America has also been fortunate enough to donate a portion of the profits from previous meetings to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, Blessings in a Backpack, The ALS Association-Greater Chicago Chapter and The Red Cross for the benefit of hurricane victims. “The donations from members and the Association hit a new record for Commercial Collection Agencies of America Gives Back and we are so grateful to all for their generosity,” commented Meg Scotty, President of Commercial Collection Agencies of America.

For more information regarding the Emily Stillman Foundation, please visit Commercial Collection Agencies of America is an organization of commercial collection agencies, creditors’ rights attorneys and law list publishers, many of whom have been certified for over four decades. It is the only certifying body in which all agency members are certified. For more information or to locate a certified commercial collection agency, please visit,

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