BENEFITING: New Haven Ecology Project
ORGANIZER: New Haven Ecology Project
EVENT DATE: Nov 22, 2016
Newmans Own Foundation and a individual donor will match dollar for dollar up to $13,000 that Common Ground raises through "Giving Tuesday" on the Crowdrise platform.
Thanks to friends and family, last year I raised the most funds through this event than any of my Common Ground team members. (I know, pretty braggy, but I'd like to do the same this year.)
I ask you, friends and family, to donate through this event to support Common Ground in memory of my sister, Wendy West Brenninkmeijer, and my Dad, Johnny West. Both died from bone cancer - Wendy in May 2015 and Dad (at age 95.75) this past September. Both were huge supporters of Common Ground. Wendy and her husband, Titus, were two of the first individuals to donate to the capital campaign for Common Ground's new building. Dad supported Common Ground in more contemplative ways - helping me edit newsletters, grant proposals, and annual appeals, giving me advise on work-related challenges and issues, and listening to my numerous stories about Common Ground - some humorous, some heartbreaking - most of them amazing.
Please join me in honoring Wendy and Johnny by donating to Common Ground on Giving Tuesday, in support of my place of employment for the past 19 years. You all know my commitment to Common Ground, and the passion and joy I feel about the work we do.
(Make sure to scroll through my photo gallery for some oldies but goodies!)
For more info about Common Ground, please visit our website www.commongroundct.org.