If you're old enough to read this, you're old enough to recall what you might call "big years" in your life. That is, years when big changes changed your life forever.
Examples: The years you graduated, got married (or split up), moved to a new place, started a new job, or welcomed a new child. When my wife and I look back at our lives together, we think of 2008 (the year we got married) and 2012 (the year our son was born and we moved into our house) as "big ones."
If you're reading this, you are part of one of those "big years" for VEJ.
It's a "big year" when your co-founder retires after 15 years as leader (2017). It's an even bigger year when you find out how your mission and organization will do under an all new staff team and a board that is 60 percent new members (2018).
Thanks to you, we found out that the VEJ family and mission are resilient and strong. You were part of making 2018 more than just a "transition year"; you helped make it a year of goodness, growth, and real impact.
Please take a moment to read our one-page 2018 report and 2019 outlook (at the end of this blog post). You'll get see what you supported this year and what is coming next year.
Then, if you like what you see, please be part of ending 2018 on a high note and starting 2019 on a strong one: Make a year-end gift to VEJ before December 31.
Board members, executive directors, and founders come and go. At a good mission organization, what stays constant is people like you. Nobody is more important to the VEJ family and mission than you. Thank you for being part of this!