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
2018: A New Year and Great Changes for Our Partners

2018: A New Year and Great Changes for Our Partners

Categorized as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 12, 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, Global Press Institute, JAAGO Foundation through the Jolkona Foundation, Medha, Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum, Resonate, The School Fund, Tomorrow’s Youth Organization, Voix & Actions, Women LEAD, StrongMinds.

Editor’s Note: Pulling together updates of our grantee partners in the first two quarters of the year is always rewarding, as this is the time of year when many organizations issue their annual reports from the previous year. They’ve crunched the numbers,...Read more
Bridging the “Confidence Gap” through Powerful Storytelling

Bridging the “Confidence Gap” through Powerful Storytelling

Categorized as: , , , , , , , , , , & Tagged as: on April 28, 2018. Related Grantee: Resonate.

Resonate has empowered over 4000 women in East Africa with public speaking skills and self-confidence Effectively conveying an idea or information through the power of a well-told story has always been an integral part of the Skees Family Foundation. In fact, it’s in...Read more
Thinking Outside the Box: How an Aviation Museum in the Pacific Strives to Inspire the Next Generation

Thinking Outside the Box: How an Aviation Museum in the Pacific Strives to Inspire the Next Generation

Categorized as: , , , , , , , & Tagged as: , on March 10, 2018. Related Grantee: Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum.

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor  Alex Skees, Skees Family Member Let me first introduce myself – my name is Alex (Ali) Skees, I am 29 and one of the oldest of the 3rd generation of the Skees tribe. While I haven’t been on the frontlines of any of our foundation...Read more