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Review for Beech Brook Farm, Mystic, CT, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been donating to Beech Brook Farm Equine Rescue for about 3 years. I am very careful about checking out 501(c)3's and BBFER passed muster with flying colors. I have contributed several thousand dollars annually, always in response to a real need and not merely a regular request which is so common with some charities. Deborah Finco has a solid business plan (not all that common for animal rescues, unfortunately) and while she also works a full-time job, she devotes a huge amount of personal time to helping the animals she rescues to rehabilitate and rehome them. I am not in a position to adopt a horse, but BBFER gives me a lot of satisfaction that I'm providing a level of help to horses that will be rehomed once they have been given a second chance by Deborah. Frankly, I consider it money very well spent.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Donor

Review for Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund (JRF), Athens, GA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Jeannette Rankin Foundation is a life-changing organization that I have been involved with for over 25 years. As a volunteer reading applications and selecting finalists, I have personally read about how hard women are willing to work to lift themselves out of horrible circumstances and make a better life for themselves and their families. A common thread among recipients is a strong commitment to give back through their profession and community service. JRF makes the impossible possible.

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

seeing our scholars succeed in achieving their educational and professional goals. The need is huge.

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

totally dedicated to the cause of helping nontraditional women students with a hand up out of poverty and into a productive work role.

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

award many, many more scholarships to deserving women who have already demonstrated their determination to succeed.

Ways to make it better...

our endowment were large enough to make the organization self-sustaining and meet the needs of all qualified applicants.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Board Member & As a long time volunteer, Board member, and President, I led the organization, screened applications, recruited volunteers, participated in fundraising, and selected scholarship winners.