Our approach to engaging and soliciting our community for philanthropic support has a lot in common with the simple act of throwing a pebble into a lake and seeing the ripples that are made in concentric circles from where the stone entered the water.
Ten years ago, we had a donor base of approximately 500. This past year, we surpassed 1,000 donors and have set a goal to grow our base to 1,500 by increasing participation by 3% to 5% annually for year-round and seasonal staff, current families, and alumni.
Thanks to the generosity and hard work of many, our community better understands how important and connected philanthropic support is to our programs and the children, young people, and families we serve.
We are pleased to share our participation results from last year:
Board of Trustees and Visitors’ Circle – 100%
Senior Leadership Staff – 100%
Year-Round and Seasonal Staff – 54%
Current Families – 16%
Alumni (former campers, staff, and families) – 10%