As you read through the stories of impact in this report, you will see a focus on the many faces that make up Rose Community Foundation.
Belonging to people of different ages, races, identities and backgrounds, these faces highlight the diversity of our staff, committee members and trustees; our grantees and the communities we collectively serve; the issues we address, the leaders with which we collaborate, and the donors we engage.
We are grateful that this network of partners continues to deepen and grow year after year because the challenges and opportunities facing our region continue to grow as well. To address these issues requires a deep understanding of the local landscape along with earned trust, intentional listening, genuine collaboration and a willingness to take a stand on key issues.
We are incredibly proud of the ways our grantees, donors and community partners came together in 2022 to advance equity, justice, inclusion, opportunity and belonging in our region. All these faces – including the many more not pictured in this report – represent both the inspiration and the fuel for our work. Together, we can ensure that philanthropy is a catalyst for innovation, impact, and inclusion.
Building and sustaining thriving communities can only be achieved through collaboration and partnership, and we look forward to continuing our work together.
|Lindy Eichenbaum Lent|
President and CEO
Chair, Board of Trustees, 2022 – 2023