Tri-Valley Nonprofit Fund completes third round of fundraising | News

Tri-Valley Nonprofit Fund completes third round of fundraising | News


“It has been unbelievable to see the community rally around the organizations serving our most vulnerable populations even as their own businesses and personal lives were being impacted by COVID-19,” Hayes said.

Geared toward supporting local residents and groups, the six designated beneficiary organizations for the fund are Axis Community Health, CityServe of the Tri-Valley, Open Heart Kitchen, Senior Support Services of the Tri-Valley, Spectrum Community Services (Meals on Wheels) and Tri-Valley Haven.

Lara Calvert, executive director at Spectrum Community Services, said in a statement that this donation came just in time, as funds were running dry despite a need for their services still being present.

“Last year we served 5,701 meals, so with all three donations, the TVNF funded one full month worth of meals,” Calvert said. “We are still serving 280 meals per month, but will run out of government funds at the end of May.”

Livermore Rotary President Carolyn Siegfried added that their contributions were proposed by former club president Jay Davis and club treasurer Glenn Kubiack, who invited club members to donate what they would have spent on weekly lunches during club meetings.

“Our board of directors voted to support the Tri-Valley Nonprofit Fund for two reasons: the beneficiaries were on the front lines supporting the people we wanted to help, and our funds would be generously matched by the Workday Foundation, doubling our impact,” Siegfried said.

Other groups who have contributed to the fund over the past year include CHEF, Hacienda Helping Hands, John & Marti Sutton, Moni Nop Real Estate Team, Congregation Beth Emek, Gene Morgan Insurance, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Jean King, Local SEO Guide and St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Community.

Young says the TVNPA is exploring ways to expand the fund’s reach, with potential outreach opportunities including making grants available for member organizations and supporting groups with immediate needs.

From left: Valerie Jonas (Axis Community Health), Susan Hayes (Pleasanton Human Services Commissioner), Carrie Oldes (Spectrum Community Services/Meals on Wheels), Christine Dillman (Tri-Valley Haven), Kathy Young (TVNPA), Maria Mancini (CHEF), Carolyn Siegfried (Livermore Rotary), Robert Taylor (Senior Support of the Tri-Valley), Denise Watkins (Open Heart Kitchen) and Christine Beitsch-Bahmani (CityServe of the Tri-Valley). (Photo courtesy the Tri-Valley Nonprofit Fund for Covid Relief)





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