June 2010 UpdatesFriday, May 28, 2010
Celebrating our Heart & Soul Grants Recipients...
In May we held our annual Heart & Soul Dinner at All Souls in Friendship Hall with over 80 guests attending. Warren Yeh, the Grants Committee Chair introduced leaders of the grant recipient programs who gave inspirational descriptions of their organizations. Warren reflected, "From my perspective, the dinner was a great success and enabled our key outreach programs to mix and mingle with the Heart & Soul crowd and with each other. Many of our attendees wanted to follow up with conversations that started among each other as to how to better synergize their efforts. That's what Heart & Soul is about - improving the opportunities of great organizations, helping them fund their efforts and assisting them in achieving their goals." Checks for contributions raised at our April Heart & Soul Awareness Sunday were distributed to the Youth Services Groups spotlighted that Sunday.
As we head into our twenty second year, we are delighted to welcome Michele Jawin and Melanie Niemiec to the Heart & Soul Board of Directors, and we thank Tom Reece and Paula Stelzner for their service as their board tenure has ended.
The 2010-2011 Board members are:
C. William Bechman - President
Jeff Friedlander - Vice President
Judy Chang - Secretary
Warren Yeh - Grants Committee Chair
Thomas Blum - Treasurer
Marilyn Collins - 2010 Auction Co-Chair
Mark Leeds - 2010 Auction Co-Chair
Pamela Healey - 2010 Co-Chair of the Invitational Art Show
Lotus Do Brooks, Kerianne Flynn, Michele Jawin, Melanie Mason Niemiec and
Elizabeth Fairfax Brown, Executive Director.
Please talk with any of us to learn more about Heart & Soul, and visit our website, www.heartandsoulfund.org
The leadership team is busy outlining ways to increase awareness, involvement and support for on-going Heart & Soul efforts. We are currently looking for committee volunteers for our 2011 auction. Please contact me at BILLBECHMAN@aol.com if you would like to help out.
Bill Bechman, President
Heart & Soul Charitable Fund