What a year it has been! New programs, incredible Members, innovative Grant Partners, and so much more. Join us in celebrating a wonderful year of change, and check out our top 10 highlights of 2013.
Our Grant Partners: Our 2013 Grant Partners raised the bar for local organizations making impact. Check them out here!
Rising Leaders: Our Rising Leaders program, created last year, grew from 12 to 34 Members in 2013 - and continues to inspire young professionals to engage in our work!
New Staff: We had some exciting changes to staff this year, with Tejal Desai, Maegan Lillis, Marian Zizzo, and Jackie Curran joining our lean, dynamic team.
New Partnerships: Several organizations and companies joined the Full Circle Fund family this year, including The San Francisco Foundation, Tech CU, and Waggener Edstrom Worldwide. An immediate result of our partnership with The San Francisco Foundation was our 2013 Idea Lab, where our Grant Partners expressed a specific issue area and guests selected a "working session" spearheaded by expert ideation facilitators.
Annual Retreat: Over 70 of our Members and Alumni came together for a weekend in September to celebrate our milestones, help us plan forward, and have fun!
Demo Day: Our 2nd annual formal unveiling of our grant portfolio was a great success with over 200 guests and members in the room and $70k+ raised in additional funding for our partners. Read more here.
Jamathons: Our Inaugural Idea Jamathon and #GivingTuesday Jamathon helped 15 organizations outside of our portfolio with their pain points and areas of need.
Member Growth: Our membership grew over 25% this year, which had an incredible impact on our partnerships. Kudos to a particular group of Members who went above and beyond this year to help us create more impact for local organizations: Rob Joyce, New Member of the Year; Kim Jacobson and Jeff Camp, Lasting Impact Honorees; Ashley Rodwick, Emerging Leader of the Year; and Vivian Wu, Member of the Year!
New Website: We finally launched our new website in September 2013, thanks to the help of our Strategic Partner Elefint Designs.
Annual igNITE Benefit: With two generous co-chairs, Mark & Alison Pincus, four amazing honorees, and a room of 300+ guests, we were able to raise over $260k to create more local impact through our grant initiatives. A wild success, in other words! Read all about it here.
Please consider supporting Full Circle Fund by donating here. Your support will go towards expanding our grant portfolio, launching new programs, and growing even more.