HAPPENINGS FROM ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT
Our new client organizations for June:
The Gathering Place – The Gathering Place, founded in 1986 by two graduate students, exists to support women and their children who are experiencing homelessness or poverty by providing a safe daytime refuge and resources for self-sufficiency. Their emergency support services provide immediate relief to women and children in distress. This is Denver’s only daytime drop-in center for women and children who are experiencing homelessness and poverty. They provide programs and services to an average of 350 – 400 women and children Monday through Friday. The Gathering Place’s philosophy of care is founded on three basic principles: Shelter from Harm (Meeting Basic Needs), Community of Acceptance (Building Relationships) and Opportunities for Hope (Personal Growth and Learning)
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Leslie Foster, CEO of The Gathering Place, for Community Leader of the Year Award!
Foster receives Community Shares’ esteemed honor after 20 years of service to one of Denver’s most vital nonprofits. Community Shares CEO, Alyssa Kopf, says:
You cannot run a shelter of this volume for twenty years without being an astute executive. Leslie and her staff give every woman who visits The Gathering Place a fresh start each day. Imagine twenty years of opening the doors to a shelter believing that this will be the day a woman is ready to change her life. This is what makes Leslie exceptional Foster will be honored at the 2010 Summer Celebration on June 2, at the Infinity Park Event Center. The Summer Celebration is an annual gathering of businesses, philanthropists, and nonprofits in commemoration of the annual workplace giving campaign. Businesses, volunteers and nonprofit leaders will also be honored at this public event. More information can be found at www.cshares.org/events.