Thank you so much for making this a memorable year for us—for protecting and stewarding the courage and heart of BRIDGE. That was YOUR work!
2018 marked our 10th anniversary as an organization—wow! With your help, we shared and
celebrated the collective positive impact that we’ve made, here in the Berkshires and across the country. We are so grateful for our resilient connections with you, our BRIDGE community.
This year we also launched a new membership program, which allows you to help support
BRIDGE by making a membership donation or sustaining pledge. We invite you to join us as part of our intentional family and community, focused on trust, safety, and equity. As an added bonus, your donation can bring benefits to your business, partner organizations or favorite non-profit—consultation or trainings on topics like cultural competency, leadership development, diversity in the workplace, and more!
In looking back over the last decade, the BRIDGE message is clear: Let’s persist in our charge to be catalysts for change and integration, just as we started out to do ten years ago. And, as we’ve all grown together in the work, BRIDGE now layers in an ongoing commitment to accountability, happiness, justice and equity—aiming to touch the hearts and minds of every child, student, banker, teacher, law enforcement officer, and elder we meet.
As we enter in to 2019, I know we all will continue to work together to make our lives safer for everyone—in our homes, schools, workplaces, neighborhoods, towns, and cities.
I invite you to lean in with us at BRIDGE, so we can make ripples for justice that travel far and wide. Together, we are the change we want to see.
We are here but for a second, but our impact ripples through time. - Neetal Parekh
With love and gratitude,
- Gwendolyn VanSant, CEO and Founding Director
PS. This summer, we also launched our new logo and website. If you haven’t already, take a look and let us know what you think—lots to read on the site capturing our last year!