Over thirty League members and guests attended the Major Donor Recognition Event hosted by the Endowment Fund Board Thursday afternoon. It was a fun, sunny afternoon where Endowment Fund donors reconnected with long-time friends and made new friendships. Past JLPA•MP President and Endowment Fund Chair, Katrina Wollenberg visited from Texas especially to attend. The event took place at the beautiful home of Endowment Fund Board member emeritus, Kathy Ladra.
Susan Ford Dorsey, President of the Sand Hill Foundation, was the speaker for the event. Susan shared her touching personal story about why she made her $100,000 challenge match during the Endowment Fund campaign. It was very moving to hear that it was the friends she made in the League and the work she did on the League's Court Appointed Special Advocates (“CASA”) project that changed her life. Her League volunteer work and friendships helped to propel her to become one of our community's most generous philanthropists. Today, Susan’s Foundation invests in leaders and organizations that demonstrate clarity of purpose and a deep desire for lasting transformation.
Hors d’oeuvres for the event were based on recipes provided by Jane Stocklin and made by Endowment Fund Board members. Martha Edwards brought her signature chocolate chip cookies. Former Endowment Fund Board member, Margaret London, generously donated wine for the event.
The Endowment Fund Major Donor Recognition Event is held annually and honors our most charitable and consistent donors and our Legacy Leaders (those who have named the JLPA-MP Endowment Fund in their estate plans).
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