Shelly and Brienne’s Trip to Mexico: Our HeartFund Trip!

Shelly and Brienne’s Trip to Mexico: Our HeartFund Trip!

Categorized as: , , , , , , , , , on February 16, 2019. Related Grantees: Agora Partnerships, Beneficial Returns.

Our family huddled around at the end of our amazing trip to Mexico! Editor’s Note: In 2017, Skees Family Foundation board members were gifted a very unique opportunity. The JasmineHugh Heart Fund was created, which is a privately funded grant program that allows board...Read more
Our 2018 Annual Report

Our 2018 Annual Report

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

Editor’s Note: We had an amazing year at Skees Family Foundation. We made a lot of changes and are really looking forward to a great and productive 2019. Thanks to all of our partners and all of our readers for your hard work and dedication! Brienne Skees,...Read more
Grantee 2018 Wrap Up–See What They’ve Done!

Grantee 2018 Wrap Up–See What They’ve Done!

Categorized as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 8, 2018. Related Grantees: Advancing Girls Education: AGE Africa, African Entrepreneur Collective, Agora Partnerships, Anseye Pou Ayiti (Teach for Haiti), Destiny Foundation through Cents of Relief, Educate Lanka, JAAGO Foundation through the Jolkona Foundation, Medha, Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum, Resonate, StrongMinds, Tomorrow’s Youth Organization, Voix & Actions, Women LEAD.

Sally Skees-Helly, Chief Financial Officer and Director African Entrepreneurship Collective: AEC continues to provide entrepreneurs in Rwanda with skills and mentoring to develop and grow their businesses, including many refugees from Sub-Saharan Africa escaping...Read more
Tomorrow’s Youth Organization: Taking a Client-Centered Approach to Program Design

Tomorrow’s Youth Organization: Taking a Client-Centered Approach to Program Design

Categorized as: , , , , , , on October 27, 2018. Related Grantee: Tomorrow’s Youth Organization.

A picture of a mother and son at TYO. Their holistic approach aims to improve family relationships and create meaningful change. Editor’s Note: Tomorrow’s Youth Organization (TYO) was started 10 years ago in response to an unmet need in Hani Masri’s home country of...Read more
Haiti Field Visit: Back to School with Anseye Pou Ayiti

Haiti Field Visit: Back to School with Anseye Pou Ayiti

Categorized as: , , , , , , & Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 22, 2018.

  Anseye Pou Ayiti’s teachers believe they can unleash leadership and prosperity for their country through quality education for all.          By Suzanne Skees   Editor’s Note: Anseye Pou Ayiti (or APA, Kreyòl for Teach for Haiti) is a...Read more