A Message From Our CEO – October/November 2020
It has been nearly 8 months since the shelter in place took effect, and all our teams continue to creatively evolve and adapt in order to do our work and serve the community. Every area of our Agency, including our program staff, development, marketing, IT, operations, administration, accounting, HR, interns, and volunteers, have faced the challenge of operating during a pandemic.
We continue to learn that many of our functions can continue beyond the COVID-19 environment by utilizing a hybrid model to reach even more clients and train more volunteers. I am very proud of the entire team for their work with this. They have demonstrated resilience, creativity, and great flexibility. This also proved to be true with our inaugural fundraising event – Changing Lives. The team pivoted to a successful virtual event platform.
We would like to thank our registrants, table captains, sponsors, and speakers for supporting our inaugural fundraising event, Changing Lives, last week! Thank you for joining us in this historic moment and for your support of our work in the community.
We would love to hear about your experience at our first-ever virtual event! If you watched our Changing Lives event last week, I invite you to take a moment to fill out our survey here.
During our event, we officially launched our new community of supporters, StarVista Visionaries! I am proud to say we’ve already had 18 amazing individuals join! You can become a Founding Member by becoming a StarVista Visionary this year – this is the only year that you can become recognized as a founding member! Click here to pledge!
I am also very pleased to give the below updates:
- Welcome our new board member, Nancy Minnig, from SolMateo! Get to know Nancy and her connection to our agency in our Q&A blog post here.
- We are excited to be working with Harvard Business School Community again on our next Strategic Plan.
- We are also very happy that StarVista was awarded the Differential Response contract F/Y 2020-23.
I wish you all continued health and safety.
Sara Larios Mitchell, Ph.D., MACP