Sunday, May 15, 2016

Womens Event

Yesterday Tracy helped plan and host a fundraising event for Adoption Option Council of MN.  She sits on the board and they are growing by leaps and bounds. They are all about adoption education and support, going into high schools 2-5 times a week with a panel of an adoptive person an adoption parent and a birth parent to help talk about modern adoption and language.  They also host a yearly birth mothers retreat and have even done adoption education for adoption social workers (on birth mother struggles) and abortion clinictians (adoption as an alternative option). Really committed volunteer base of 150+ but a small nonprofit from a funding perspective. Yesterday was a womens brunch to raise $ for the birth mothers retreat. We needed $4,000 and we got $4,700 - HUGE!  Even more impressive, we had about 90  attendees and no one donor gave a big lump sum. In essence, everyone gave and thats the best part.  Especially since 1/2 of those 90 were new to our organization and a new potential funding base. Fist Pump!!!

Here are some photos....