January 27, 2016
The January 25 CBC Quarterly NonProfit Lunch and Learn, held at sponsor VonLehman's new corporate headquarters in Fort Wright, centered on the topic of collaboration.
Sarah Thompson of Cancer Support Community Center talked about partnering with St. Elizabeth Healthcare in providing support services to patients from the hospital and other area hospitals. Cancer Support had virtually no NKY individuals they were serving. Now approximately ten percent of those served come from south of the River. The partnership has also helped St. Elizabeth in providing additional help to patients who previously did not have that support.
The Dragon Fly Foundation's Ria Davidson talked about the collaborative efforts they have with other non profits and causes which was visible in the 100 fundraisers held last year. The Foundation has grown its community contributions from $100,000 in its inception year of 2010 to $1 million in 2016 with an additional $1 million in in kind gifts and services.
Amanda Sipple of the Florence Freedom says the team helped 150 charity groups (anything from little league baseball teams to formally recognized NonProfits) last year in events designed to raise funds AND awareness to those causes including a Never Wanted Tickets program where un-used season tickets are donated to charity groups to be used for outings or as thank yous for volunteers.
Please mark your calendars for our next Lunch and Learn at VonLehman May 16.