I started volunteering at Becky's Fund with another survivor in 2013 for the Walk This Way event. As a professional in this field I have seen how effective Becky's Fund continues to be with their Men of Code program, creating strong mentorship with the athletes to prevent violence. I have also worked with the nonprofit to help get survivors get safe, find housing, and with mental health assistance. I personally have seen how much Becky's Fund can do with the support of the community to impact change with prevention and education programs.
I really do not know what this nonprofit does that is special. There are other nonprofits in the DC area that do very, very good work in the field of domestic violence, such as the DC Coalition against Domestic Violence, and My Sister's Place. This seems like a simple vanity project, and I believe that we as a community need to stand behind organizations that are helping to provide true support to the community. I understand that there are people who are "passionate" about these topics, and I appreciate that. However, the programs that this non-profit runs seem to be dedicated towards building the personal brand of one individual alone.
NO! You were NOT at the Capitol Hill during the hearing of MY PANEL DISCUSSION ON IRAN'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM.
Ms. Lee and I expressly discussed the lies in this video when I returned from a conference in London in April of 2010, and I was under the impression that this video was deleted from the internet.
When confronted with the lies in this video, Ms. Lee repeatedly apologized for her deceptive conduct (all of which is documented), and she assured me that she would take necessary steps to correct the lies perpetuated in this video, which took advantage of my international policy-related work.
It is an absolute disgrace that Ms. Lee continues to use others to further her attempt at reaching "celebrity" status and climbing social ladders of various kind. http://youtu.be/ES5TaeOk2no
Review from Guidestar
I support Becky's Fund because as a brother, son, boyfriend and maybe one day father, I can't imagine anyone abusing the women in my life. My parents have been happily married for over 40 years. I have never seen my parents fight around me or my siblings. They instilled in me the value of treating everyone, but particularly women, with respect. They also taught me never to lay hands on a woman. I don't believe in women being abused physically or emotionally. My sisters will attest to how protective I am over them. I support Becky's Fund because I grew up with these values and I don't believe women should be afraid of the people they trust the most.
I have had the pleasure of working with Becky Lee and her non-profit for the past 2 1/2 years. I first invited Becky to come speak to my Issue's in Women's Health class at American University in the Fall of 2010 and have invited her back every semester since. As a professor at both American and GW it is great to have a local non-profit that is so accessible and can relate to college aged women on such an important topic. Every year my students tell how much of an impact Becky's Fund presentation had and often ask about volunteering with the organization.
I helped to vet and introduce a friend and client to Becky Lee and the Becky's Fund more than 2 years ago. When several other organizations could not or would not help this soon to be survivor of a violent home, Becky stepped up and stepped in. She provided the support and guidance that was needed by my young client to navigate a difficult and scary path to a new life. Since then I have come to know Becky and the organization well. Becky's Fund is a rare mix of innovation, contemporary energy, and compassion. All of those things are embodied by its Executive Director, Becky Lee. Becky fearlessly and tirelessly goes into dark places in other peoples lives and brings rays of hope. Out of that dark and violent shadow often steps a survivor, a new voice, and often times a volunteer. For those of us who get to see the work Becky and her organization do, we are left in collective awe, and inspired to do more ourselves. The passion, commitment and energy that Becky instills in others is contagious. The innovative ways in which the organization reaches different audiences is to be admired. DV is a problem that affects every strata of society -- in the Becky's Fund you will find several voices signing in concert and in perfect pitch with its several audiences. Bravo, Becky Lee!