From the President of the Heart & Soul Charitable FundFriday, September 15, 2006
I am delighted to welcome you to our newly designed and expanded website created by Heather Floyd of Floyd Innovations LLC. As you navigate through our website, you will find wonderful descriptions of the programs that we fund, links to learn more about the exciting donations to our annual auction gala, other fund raising events, and the many talented people who contribute to our success.
The Heart & Soul Charitable Fund was created in 1989 by a group of philanthropically minded volunteers to provide funding for community outreach programs that serve people who are disadvantaged. Each year, funds are primarily raised through our annual auction. We are now preparing for our next auction at Christie's Auction House on Thursday evening, February 15, 2007. We will honor our inspiring auctioneer and founding volunteer, Stephen S. Lash.
Our Grants Committee is chair is Warren Yeh, and this year's members include Sandy Reece, Ann Chao, Jon Friedland, Shaiza Rizavi, Mitchell Gray and Christina Bellamy. The Auction Co-Chairs for 2007 are Tom Reece and Greg Slamowitz, and our Benefit Committee chair is Kerrianne Flynn. Our Silent Auction Coordinator is Elizabeth Hill. We thank these talented volunteers …and many more … for their dedication and accomplishments. We are very excited to have this means to convey more information to you about the many new activities that are planned by our enthusiastic volunteers.
On behalf of the many people who are served by our funded programs, we thank you for your interest and support.
C. William Bechman