Holy camoly and thanks to everyone for the calls, comments and congratulations on thirty-three years of Jane Barr Horstman & Associates. I sincerely appreciate every single one of you.
What was I thinking? When I came up with the name for my newsletter I honestly thought I could keep it ‘brief’. Now, a year and a half into it I find that short and sweet (figuratively) doesn’t come natural to me. This month is a perfect example, but I think I found a solution.
If you want to hear about the very first event that Jane Barr (Pino) Horstman and Associates was contracted for, back in 1993, you will have to sit down with me for a socially distanced lunch or cocktails. Let’s just say it involved the very first Locust Club Award, Walter Annenberg and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. What a thrill to speak with the Notorious RGB, and spend some time with her. I found out what her favorite colors were and that she declined dessert because, “I have to watch my weight.” It was the I have more stories than Carter has liver pills, but this one is extraordinary. Call me!
JBH&A makes running a non-profit, or a household, stress-free with the services we offer. However, now that COVID is making everything go squirrely, we have had to pivot and find ways to get the work done with a whole new level of safety. Nowhere is this more evident than in the world of fundraising.
For the last thirty three years the JBH&A calendars were always full throughout the spring and autumn with galas and auctions, 5k runs and exclusive soirées. Now we are strategizing with our clients to create and implement fund raising that is as effective as it is safe.
This brief will highlight two organizations that I am not only professional involved with, but personally as well.
First is Bringing Hope Home.
They provide Unexpected Amazingness®
to local Families with cancer through financial and emotional support. Through their Light of Hope Family Grant, they offer a one-time grant to pay essential household bills for Families with cancer. I encourage you to visit their website to see the work they are doing (click here) and perhaps consider participating one of their many events and/or opportunities.
That’s Paul Isenberg (side), Founder and CEO of Bring Hope Home, sandwiched between Michelle Goglia, United Healthcare and yours truly.
My favorite fundraiser for Bringing Hope Home is the Ella Bella Fashion Show. The event was created by Michelle (above) in loving memory of her mom Ella Mae who passed away of cancer. Ella Bella is a fun, high-energy event that gathers guests from all over the Greater Philadelphia area. But this year in order to make sure everyone stays safe, things will need to be done a little bit different. Click here for more information about this fun and virtual event.
The other organization: Opportunities Industrialization Center dba Philadelphia OIC.
Philadelphia OIC has a mission to assist the unemployed, underemployed, homeless, and disadvantaged youth and adults to achieve self-sufficiency and empowerment, primarily through education, training, job placement, supportive human services, and housing and economic development.
In the photo (side), Schnearia Ashley, Community Development Manager at BB&T now Truist, Will Davison, Vice President of Marketing & Communications at OIC and I say goodby after a productive lunch meeting. BB&T and SunTrust formed Truist with a shared purpose—to inspire and build better lives and communities. Introductions like these helps make positive, lasting impacts on our communities. Of course, we lunched at the Pyramid Club!
If donating is new to you, click here to read an article about charitable giving.
In brief: Thanks for all the kind words!
Let’s all work together to create healthy, productive communities in and around our neighborhoods, cities and beyond!
And I am serious about sharing my RBG story!