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February 18, 2010

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February 18, 2010

Before joining the BOD, I spent months recruiting a new executive director to replace the founder, Mimi Farina. Through this involvement, I discovered that everyone who worked for or voluntered for Bread & Roses was connected wholeheartedly to the mission. I joined the BOD and spent seven years totally committed to our cause, taking music and entertainment to those unable to leave their hospitals, prisons, old people's homes, rehabilitation centers, mental facilities etc. Our volunteers (musicians etalia) give up to 600 shows a year. I have never worked with such a marvelous, helpful and kind group of people. I retired from the BOD but my heart will always be one with these great people and their joyful cause.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the joy and tears of happiness on the faces of those we serve. Their hearts soar as they so seldom are entertained with such love and kindness.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find a genie who would grant me just one wish: to supply us with enough money so we wouldn't have to spend any time fund raising and could spend 100% os the time on our mission.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Working hand in hand with such committed and lovely people and seeing the results of our mission.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Every one of the staff members is hard working, devoted to the cause and utterly helpful. The volunteers (about 1200) are wildly talented, enthusiastic and loving.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Take music across the nation to those who desparately need nourishment of the soul.

Ways to make it better...

there wasn't such a struggle to raise the money we needed to do our job.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

1. Fund raising in this economic climate. 2. Recruitment of young entertainment "stars" to become volunteers so that our future will be ensured.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I cannot think of another thing, simply because Bread & Roses is the most effective nonprofit I have ever worked with. Everything is about mission and nothing gets in the way: no politics; nothing negative.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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