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
Paycheck, Please: Why Jobs Are Better Than Charity

Paycheck, Please: Why Jobs Are Better Than Charity

Categorized as: , , , , on April 20, 2019. Related Grantees: Jibu, Agora Partnerships, Upaya Social Ventures, The BOMA Project, Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation.

  By Suzanne Skees, Founder and Board Chair Editor’s Note: SUZANNE SKEES serves as editor of My Job Books 1 and 2, where she’s privileged to experience and publish a collection of first-person stories by courageous people working a range of jobs from...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
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