Statement from the 2010-2011 Board of Directors President, Ilka McConnell
Oct 11, 2011 by Ilka McConnell
Thanks to the efforts and support of staff, volunteers, interns, our community partners, funding agencies, interns, board members, and YOU, this has been a fantastic year at The Cottage. We are so fortunate to have dedicated staff members who go the extra mile every single day to serve our clients and their families. This year, our staff facilitated several new support groups and increased their outreach efforts to share information about our services with the community. Board members, staff, and interns worked together to survey The Cottage’s key stakeholders and develop a strategic plan to guide our efforts going forward. We raised awareness and support for The Cottage with a variety of activities throughout April for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, including our 3rd annual 5K race and a benefit show/silent auction event, Survivors and Supporters. The Board of Directors welcomed 4 new board members, and The Cottage hosted our first cook-out to thank hotline volunteers and on-call advocates, who work closely over the phone but had never met in person.
Thank you so much for your support – we couldn’t do it without you!
Ilka McConnell, Board of Directors President 2010