I have been on the board of this amazing organization for close to 5 years now; aside from working for a cause that's very near and dear to my heart, it is also Becky's unparalleled work ethics, magnanimous and effervescent personality, as well as her steadfast passion that's kept me close by her side for all of these years. Her dedication to the mission of eradicating this global pandemic is bordering sainthood and we are all lucky to have her on our side fighting the good fight and giving voices to those who are too afraid to speak out. Here's to all that you do: Cheers, Becky!!
My interest in Becky's Fund began with being the father of 2 daughters who were starting to seriously date as they got older. I quickly learned that domestic violence can impact both women and men and their families, especially children. I was amazed by the passion of both Becky Lee and the staff of Becky's Fund in their quest to educate the public and prevent domestic violence. My involvement in Men of Code has provided me the opportunity to create a strong mentor relationship with young athletes, to guide them and offer them advice on not only relationship issues but life. It's has been a very rewarding experience for me. Becky's Fund is available 24/7 in working directly with survivors and helping them get safe, find housing, find a lawyer, and get mental support and I have personally witnessed the positive results for victims due the assistance provided by Becky's Fund.
As a small nonprofit, Becky and her team accomplish so much with the support of the community to impact change both from the prevention side with educating youth and directly with survivors. As a Board Member I am proud to continually support Becky and Becky's Fund, as I believe every day they make a difference in this world.
I'm on the board for Becky's Fund, and spend a lot of time with the team and their clients. I can say with confidence (and data) that this organization's ability to raise awareness and serve constituents is as good as any that I've been a part of (I've served on several non-profit boards). Becky Lee (founder and ED) is very passionate about the mission and constantly supports victims and their families nearly 24x7, and the use of funds is very transparent and appropriate, guided by a thoughtful strategy and mission. The ethics and outcomes of Beckys Fund are excellent and the core reasons why I view them as among the best out there.
As a board member, volunteer, and friend, Becky's Fund is a movement: a movement towards a world, a community, a culture that is free of domestic violence and the emotional, mental, spiritual and physical devastation that it inflicts upon the victims. Becky Lee has discovered and has promoted that the key to stopping DV is not only in taking an introspective look at the victim, but for EVERYONE to be accountable, for men and women to ask the question: "Why does he/she abuse, control, harm?" We often want to point to the victim with heavy hearts and deep concern and help them to leave. BF is educating and creating awareness around the issue where we are forced to be accountable and to look at the symptoms, signs, and sources of the despicable behavior that often destroys lives and, much too often, takes lives. As a mom, a sister and a friend, I am thankful for organizations like BF -- which is not afraid to be bold and to take a stand. I am honored to be a part of the movement.
I first discovered Becky's Fund in 2007 during one of the organization's fundraising events. I was struck with how different their approach is. Becky's Fund treats Domestic Violence (DV) as a basic human rights issue without politicizing the topic. Becky's straightforward focus on education and prevention make it possible for victims to become survivors, to focus on recovery and empowerment. The organization also engages young men and women in order to help form healthy attitudes about relationships at an early stage - before behavior patterns have become set in and destructive. But Becky's Fund also directly assists survivors in recovery. There are many charity/non-profit organizations in Washington DC. It is often difficult to measure the impact some of them have on their intended cause. But with Becky's Fund, I see it every day.