2019: A Great Year for Our Nonprofit Partners!

2019: A Great Year for Our Nonprofit Partners!

Categorized as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 23, 2019.

Editor’s Note: The last half of 2019 saw both growth and challenges from our grantee partners. I am struck by the universally positive and resourceful approach our partners take to roadblocks that sometimes come their way. Whether it’s getting children to...Read more
Happy 15 Year Anniversary to Skees Family Foundation!

Happy 15 Year Anniversary to Skees Family Foundation!

Categorized as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 7, 2019.

Editor’s Note: Every so often Skees Family Foundation uses the services of the Nueva School, a school for gifted students in the Bay Area in California. The school matches their curriculum and extracurricular activities to meet the needs of their students. Part of...Read more
Beekeepers Earn Their Way out of Poverty in Ravaged Haiti

Beekeepers Earn Their Way out of Poverty in Ravaged Haiti

Categorized as: , , , , , , & Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 22, 2019.

  Cover image: Candlemakers from Haiti.   By Vincent Oviedo, a Skees Family Foundation (SFF) member and social worker/therapist, and Suzanne Skees, founder and board chair of SFF and editor of the MY JOB book series.   Coauthors’ Note Why Haiti? You...Read more
Grantee Updates: 2019 Off To A Great Start!

Grantee Updates: 2019 Off To A Great Start!

Categorized as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 18, 2019. Related Grantees: Agora Partnerships, Anseye Pou Ayiti (Teach for Haiti), Bean Voyage, CREA Nicaragua, Destiny Foundation through Cents of Relief, Educate Lanka, Idea4Africa, KadAfrica, Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum, Resonate, StrongMinds, Tomorrow’s Youth Organization, Voix & Actions, Women LEAD.

By Sally Skees-Helly, Chief Financial Officer and Director Editor’s Note: It’s always rewarding to dig into our grantee partners’ latest accomplishments when I pull together my quarterly Director’s Report. The tenacity and ingenuity each brings...Read more
My Experience in Haiti

My Experience in Haiti

Categorized as: , , , , , , , , on March 23, 2019. Related Grantees: Anseye Pou Ayiti (Teach for Haiti), Voix & Actions.

Teachers involved in Anseye Pou Ayiti outside of their school, after discussing how they are trying to reform the education system in rural areas. By Sarah Helly, Skees Family Member Editor’s Note: Sarah Helly is a junior in high school and the daughter of Sally...Read more