December Newsletter
Welcome Jennifer Schlenske to the VOA team!

With more than 15 years’ non-profit experience, Jennifer has been hired as Giving Manager to assist the development team with fundraising efforts.  A Spokane native, Jennifer has a Bachelor of Arts in English with Technical Writing emphasis from Eastern Washington University. After college, Jennifer worked as Communications Specialist and Technical Writer for Agilent Technologies in Santa Clara, CA. From there, Jennifer held positions as Communications Director and Executive Director with the American Heart Association.
Following her time with the American Heart Association, Jennifer remained in the non-profit field and was Executive Director for Spokane Valley Partners Food Bank & Family Services where she oversaw the implementation, management and advancement of all fundraising activities, including special projects, events, annual giving, capital campaigns and continuous giving appeals.
Of her new role, Jennifer said, “I am thrilled for the opportunity to match my skills to VOA’s mission and values. I believe deeply in VOA’s promise to always step forward and help Spokane’s most vulnerable population. This team is innovative and collaborative, and I am genuinely happy to contribute in every way possible as we work diligently to raise money for VOA’s programs and services.”

Outside of work, Jennifer dedicates her time to her husband, Jon, and two young sons, Cannon and Hudson, ages seven and six.
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Purchase a new Hope House apartment in their name! With your gift of $1,000 you will honor a loved one and provide a warm space for a women in need to lay her head at night.
Opening a new account? Think of VOA!
If you are visiting BECU to open new account, be sure to mention VOA!

When a new member uses this promotion, BECU will donate $150 to the non-profit of their choice!

Remember VOA!
Winter weather is here!
The Women vs Winter donation drive, in collaboration with area YMCA facilities, has collected essential clothing and survival gear from generous donations of our community.

Because the need is greater than every, we are offering new ways for you to help reduce the burden of winter for homeless women. Until every woman is safely home, there will be Hope House.

Please consider donating or shopping our Amazon wish list to help a women in need.
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