Announcing our 2020 CLARE ROSE SABBATICALS
Congratulations to Casa de Amistad and ElderHelp!
ELDER HELP and Deborah Martin

ElderHelp is a dynamic, values-based agency dedicated to improving the lives of seniors and their families. They provide community-based solutions through professional staff and nearly 500 volunteers committed to helping older adults live independently in their own homes.
CASA DE AMISTAD and Nicole Mione-Green

Established in 1997, Casa de Amistad, has served children and families in coastal North County San Diego through education and mentoring programs. Its academic mentoring program has grown from serving 3 children on its first night to serving over 260 children and their families annually.
So how do you make surprise announcements when you can't gather together in person and no one is in their offices? Zoom of course!

The good news is that we were able to involve most of our Clare Rose Sabbatical Community in the announcements. It was great fun to be together and involved everyone in spreading a little joy around, especially this year!
Each Clare Rose Sabbatical includes:
  • Individual stipends and expenses of up to $40,000 to cover salary, benefits, and travel to reflect or otherwise renew themselves in whatever manner they propose.
  • Additional support of up to $5,000 is made available to successful candidates’ employing organizations that are willing to establish a permanent, revolving fund for professional staff development.
  • A fund of $2,500 to appropriately compensate or reward the leader or team that filled the role of the Executive Director during the sabbatical.
  • Up to 12 consulting hours to aid in the preparation for, to be on-call during, and assist in the re-entry from the sabbatical.
Thanks to our Clare Rose Sabbatical Selection Committee
In the spirit of reciprocity and as is our tradition, past Clare Rose Sabbatical-Takers joined our interview and selection committee this year. Thank you to Tonya Danielly , Ivey Ranch Park; Krisitianne Kurner , New Village Arts; Scott Larson , HomeAid and Margie Wakeham for serving along side Clare Rose and Fieldstone staff this year. While site visits to each organization were done in person in early March, final interviews had to be conducted via Zoom to complete the process in early April.

Our Clare Rose Sabbatical Community now numbers 25! Each year, members are invited to participate in selection process. We are always grateful for their participation as they have first hand knowledge they can share with the applicants and with us as we go through this very through process.
In an effort to replenish the stores of energy and inspiration for our community’s most gifted leaders and build the capacity of our local nonprofit organizations, The Fieldstone Leadership Network and the Clare Rose Foundation have joined forces to offer the Clare Rose Sabbatical Program as part of the Fieldstone Leadership Network .
Applications are due each January 31st. Two sabbaticals are awarded annually to San Diego nonprofits and their executive director.
Applications and more information are available on our website.
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