Dear Campagna Center Supporter,
The last few weeks have been among the most challenging in my career. However, in the midst of this personal and professional upheaval of our lives, I choose to look through a lens of optimism, civic duty and faith, just as our namesake, Elizabeth Ann Campagna, did for decades. When I do that, I see threads of resilience weaved through The Campagna Center – an entirely remote staff working tirelessly to meet the needs of nearly 2,200 children, students and families who rely on us. This week we were able to distribute diapers, wipes, baby food, formula milk and Safeway cards to families in our Early Head Start program. There have been countless contacts made with families across our Early Childhood, Campagna Kids, Wright to Read, Building Better Futures and our New Neighbors programs to keep those we serve feeling connected and supported during this chaotic time.
Our first priority at The Campagna Center has centered on the children and families that we serve. As we continue adjusting to the changing logistics and needs of our programs and staff, we also look to ensure our organization is internally strong, fiscally sound and properly planning for future efforts. This includes both our plans for our building renovation, Capital Campaign and 75th anniversary celebration. Please know that many hours have gone into leadership, volunteer and staff-level conversations on these topics, and we will share updates with you soon.
I have heard from many of you with voices of concern and support for our staff and those we serve. Your continued engagement and generosity during this time is so uplifting. While times are tight for many, if you want to make a special gift to support us, we would be grateful.
Let me end this note with a sincere thank you. The resilience of The Campagna Center is thanks to your gifts of time and treasure.
Thank you. Be safe and well,
President & CEO