Progress and Plans

2013 Progress

In 2013, your gifts enabled the following accomplishments:

  • Added two new board members
  • Hired a development director
  • Moved into office space
  • Secured a letter of intent with Tacoma Housing Authority
  • Received a technical assistance grant
  • Netted more than $59,000 at our Spring Brunch
  • Launched Hope Lights Founders multiyear giving program
  • Launched  Spread the Love donor hosted informational events
  • Hosted donor recognition and community appreciation events
  • Continued to advocate for change and improvement in the foster care system as a member of the Child Welfare Advocacy Coalition
  • Continued to advocate for kinship caregivers through King County and Pierce County Kinship Collaboration

2014 Plans 

With your continued support we will be able to do even more:

  • Add 4 new board members to fill specific skill gaps
  • Hire an Executive Director
  • Create an Advisory Board
  • Seek partnerships and collaborations with organizations and businesses
  • Refine our fundraising strategy
  • Increase grant seeking and funding activities
  • Plan and host a fall fundraising event
  • Increase donor hosted Spread the Love events
  • Increase advocacy efforts
  • Secure land for Hope Lights
  • Execute pre-development activities