I just wanted to reach out to send a quick note to express our sincere appreciation for the generous grant last night and the opportunity to share our story with your members!
I was so impressed with your statistics last night and the amount of support you have provided to Chicagoland social service organizations - $3 million has certainly changed so many, many lives! All of the women we met were so committed to their giving, and wanted to clearly understand the impact that could be extended through their generosity. You have truly created an amazing organization and we were honored to present to them!
As the smallest and newest of the three presenting, we were honored to be included in such an amazing group! To have been passed through as a finalist via your very thorough screening and vetting gives us tremendous affirmation in what we are doing, and the value that it brings to our community. As I kept saying last night, the hardest job in that room was not presenting in 10 minutes (although that was scary!) it was for you and the other members who had to make a choice. Please pass on our gratitude to all of your members - we know that many hours of dedicated attention were given to our LOI, grant app, and the summary of the site visit!
We know that you are busy but please know that our doors are open!!! If you ever have the time for a quick drive up to Waukegan, I can guarantee we will have kids and moms and dads who would love to show you around!
Thank you again for this amazing opportunity -
Board Member, Beacon Place