Inspired by recent events in the USA, The Virginia Satir Global Network wants to take strides to combat systemic racism within our organization and throughout its sphere of influence. A generous benefactor, who wishes to remain anonymous, has offered to donate matching funds to help support initiatives that use the Satir Model to create the changes to systems that will reduce and hopefully, eliminate racism.
As a VSGN board, we have identified some things we need to do to benefit from this amazing gift:
1. Raise funds from within our organization, our affiliate organizations, and our connections, which will then be matched by our benefactor. Please donate generously. Receipts will be provided for your donations, which are eligible for a tax deduction in the USA, as VSGN has a 501C-3 designation.
2. Start to imagine and identify worthy initiatives which can be demonstrated to combat systemic racism. A formal Request for Proposal will be available on July 1, 2021. Initiatives needing funding through this special fund will have until Sept.2,2021 to apply.
3. We have established a diverse and inclusive advisory committee to help make recommendations to the Board regarding how we can best use the funds, once they are raised.