Many of you have been an important part of our life and work – thank you so much for your friendship, partnership and support along the way. It’s been an amazing 2014 – thank you for being a part of our journey and work!
As this year winds down to a close, this post is to remind you that there is still time to give an end of year donation.
The following is the text from The Marin Foundation’s End of the Year letter, which we sent out to all of those who have supported our work during this past year. It is written by our Executive Director, Michael Kimpan.
As 2014 comes to a close and we at The Marin Foundation prepare for the perpetuation of our bridge building work in 2015, we are reminded of the importance of individuals such as yourself, who have partnered with us to make this work possible.
We cannot do it without you.
We remain grateful for your past partnership with us in heart, mind and purpose as we create safe and sacred spaces for peaceful and productive conversation between opposing worldviews at the intersection of faith, sexuality and gender.
As our culture continues to seek better ways forward in these discussions and our national and global footprint grows, we know we need increased financial contributions at the end of this year to prepare us for 2015.
As you carefully contemplate where your ‘end of year’ donation dollars would be best utilized, we hope you’ll consider The Marin Foundation as an organization which can help make our world a better place – not just for folks who share a particular preferred perspective, but for all people – regardless of race, background, faith, gender, orientation or any other perceived difference in the midst of our common humanity.
This next year is a critically important chapter in the history of The Marin Foundation. With the increased attention worldwide in recent years given to the spaces in which we work, our opportunities to engage faith leaders as well as non-faith-based LGBTQ advocacy groups, higher education institutions and even government agencies has increased exponentially. On a regular basis, The Marin Foundation is invited to participate in and influence discussions and decisions, such as the crafting and wording of legislation, policies and practice both in and outside of religious contexts.
As the recognition for over a decade of our experience and expertise rises, so too does our need to secure funding for daily operations, staff salaries, office expenses, and travel.
This too, we cannot do without you.
To make your end of the year donation to The Marin Foundation, please visit the giving tab on our website or send a check to ::
The Marin Foundation
5241 N. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640