Tom Lemons is a philanthropist and activist. He has a foundation committed to the end of hunger & poverty and has been an investor in The Hunger Project for 29 years. Tom was born and raised in Los Angeles and currently lives with his partner, Julie, in Topanga Canyon, in the mountains between Santa Monica and Malibu.
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DATE OF MEETING: January 8, 2017
BOARD MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: Becky Bond, Amanda Carr, Justin Donahue, Erin East, Sarah Ganassa, Prarthana Kotagiri, Kate Mitchell, Earl Pearson, Aubrey Redd, Amanda Salguero, Kristin Walter
STAFF MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: Nick Collins, Rachel Hemmerstein, Connor Spahn
ABSENT: Aisha White
On March 29, 2017 we held our bi-monthly board meeting, our second meeting held live. Prior to going live, the board voted to extend Rachel Hemmerstein’s role as Acting Executive Director through December 2017 or until a new Executive Director is identified. In the coming months, a recruitment plan will be identified for this role. A team of staff and board members will together recruit FeelGood’s next Executive Director, which will then be confirmed by a vote of the whole board (per our newly revised Bylaws, below!). Because of the importance of this transition, the board and staff felt that extending the time allotted for making this transition was strategic.
Water– a resource easily taken for granted by so many– is a critical necessity of all life. Humans, animals, and plants all need water to survive. In the United States and many other parts of the world, we can access water by turning a tap, however, that isn’t the case everywhere else. In many parts of the world, people will walk miles to collect water taking valuable time from other activities, like school or a job.
A reflection by Kristin Walter, co-founder of FeelGood and Crew 2030, in the wake of International Women’s Day.
When recently asked by Her Campus, “What are ways college-aged women can become activists on their campus?”, I thought I could answer by listing organizations I find inspiring. But I would rather share what my experience and my global community have taught me about “being the change we wish to see in the world.” Here are a few takeaways.
Our Recruitment Live Lab!
Last week FeelGood hosted a movement-wide Live Lab for all Education & Recruitment Chairs to discuss all things education and recruitment. You can watch the entire Live Lab or read a summary of what was discussed below.