Allow me to begin by thanking community members, stakeholders, staff, and the board for their support and assistance during this important process. I am particularly encouraged and heartened by the possibilities before us and by the expression of satisfaction the surveys illustrated. But there is much work to do and it will require a collective effort.
A community foundation represents a wide variety of ideas and interests of donors who are united in a common purpose: to build and strengthen their community. This strategic plan acknowledges this and expresses our continued and shared commitment to improving lives. Yet, we realize that the plan itself will not achieve success unless we share our goals, incorporate them into our daily business practices, and remain diligent as stewards of charitable giving. With the support of outstanding staff, donors, the board of directors, and our community at large, we can build on what others envisioned and created, and set the Foundation on a path of increasing philanthropic excellence for years to come. We invite you to be a part of this journey and welcome your comments and insights.
Jen Cervantes, Executive Director