Our Goal is Modest…but Significant. Take time to GiveBig to EMERGE today

GiveBig2016-Logo“If you are like me you are getting lots of appeals from your favorite charities participating in local GiveBig campaigns right now.  I encourage you to support them, and include The EMERGE Leadership Project in your giving plan.”  – Tammy Deets, Chair of the Board of Directors for the EMERGE Leadership Project.

The EMERGE Leadership Project participates in the Seattle Foundation’s Give Big Campaign, which is scheduled for this Tuesday, May 3rd.   The campaign offers the opportunity to help organizations you want to help with a real boost:  every dollar you contribute is “stretched” (last year by 8.3%, which is a great return by any estimate).  You don’t have to wait until Tuesday to give.  You can do it RIGHT NOW by clicking on: https://givebig.seattlefoundation.org/npo/the-emerge-leadership-project. Any amount will be appreciated. Seriously!

Where we are right now: $1,200 has been contributed to the EMERGE Leadership Project in pre-GiveBig Day donations to date; $300 has been offered as matching funds; and we have 100% participation by our Board of Directors. Our goal is $5000, so we have already reached more than 20% of our goal through earlybird contributions! It’s great to have your support!

Here’s what we do with those funds: Our goal is modest compared to many bigger non-profits, but what we will do with your funds is significant. The EMERGE Leadership Project will fund leadership training, mentoring, and/or other support to designers working for social justice in the built environment. Give Big Funds from 2015 funded leadership training at Islandwood for affordable housing designers.  Hear how EMERGE Leadership training has impacted Monica Joe from Low Income Housing Institute and Aaron Allan from Environmental Works, two non-profits shaping affordable housing and community design projects. Thank you to all who generously contributed last year.

Let’s keep the fire’s burning for social justice in the built environment. Any amount will do.