A legendary professional baseball player, coach, and television commentator, Joe Torre’s greatest success came as manager of the Yankees, winning four World Series titles, six American League (ASL) pennants, and ten AL East Division pennants. In 1996 and 1998, Mr. Torre was the AL Manager of the Year and, in 2014, he was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In 2002, Mr. Torre and his wife, Ali Wolterman-Torre, founded the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation and established safe rooms in schools called Margaret’s Place which provide healing services to youth who have been traumatized by exposure to violence in their homes, schools, or communities and to empower them to live healthy lives free of violence. The program was named after Mr. Torre’s mother, who suffered physical and verbal abuse by Mr. Torre’s father when he was a child.
“Whether they bear our last name or not, we have the responsibility to ensure the care and safety of our children.”