We invite you to read the stories of our work in 2020, celebrate the local organizations and donors that supported our community like never before, and reflect on the ways in which our region and world have changed.
2020 was a year of extraordinary challenges and resiliency. Our community experienced unprecedented needs and opportunities, and Rose Community Foundation was able to respond to the moment in manners consistent with our values, vision and long-term strategies.
With the vaccine rollout underway in 2021, we are hopeful that we can help our community move beyond triage and rapid response to recover and thrive. As we turn our focus to stabilization, building back better and our long-term strategic objectives, we embrace how we leaned into our values of equity and justice to respond to the converging crises of last year.
They say hindsight is 20/20, and the wisdom gained from the difficult experiences we collectively faced in 2020 will guide us into the future. Responding to our community’s needs, aligning our giving with our values, inviting donors to join us in our strategic philanthropy, using our dollars and our voice to speak up about important issues—these are all approaches we leaned into last year that will be sustained in our ongoing work.
We are honored to have you as a partner in these efforts, now and for many years to come.
Lindy Eichenbaum Lent
President and CEO
Steven A. Cohen
Chair, Board of Trustees