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  • Believe In Me Charity Golf Tournament | Believe in Me

    FRIDAY June 9, 2023 For times, see detailed event schedule TEXT GOLF22 TO 44-321 TO DONATE Standard text and messaging rates apply. Help us raise $75,000 to benefit disadvantaged kids and earn bragging rights at the Believe in Me Charity Golf Tournament. Join us on the green Jun. 10 at Circling Raven Golf Club in Worley, ID. Rally your golfing buddies and join us for a fun day of competition on one of the most scenic courses in the Pacific Northwest. Your round of golf, lunch, dinner, and drinks will be provided. Show the most vulnerable kids in our community that you believe in them and recruit your golf-pro friends to play for a great cause. Corporate sponsorships are available. ​ Experience Circling Raven Golf Club Voted North Idaho’s Best Course and Golf Digest's Top 100 Courses Golfweek’s Best 2020 – Best Courses You Can Play’ list State of the art golf carts with GPS Beautiful course with 620 acres of wetlands, woodlands, and Palouse grasses Nearby resort and casino for after-golf activities Help us raise $75,000 to benefit disadvantaged kids and earn bragging rights at the Believe in Me Charity Golf Tournament. Join us on the green Jun. 10 at Circling Raven Golf Club in Worley, ID. Rally your golfing buddies and join us for a fun day of competition on one of the most scenic courses in the Pacific Northwest. Your round of golf, lunch, dinner, and drinks will be provided. Show the most vulnerable kids in our community that you believe in them and recruit your golf-pro friends to play for a great cause. Corporate sponsorships are available. ​ Experience Circling Raven Golf Club Voted North Idaho’s Best Course and Golf Digest's Top 100 Courses Golfweek’s Best 2020 – Best Courses You Can Play’ list State of the art golf carts with GPS Beautiful course with 620 acres of wetlands, woodlands, and Palouse grasses Nearby resort and casino for after-golf activities Sponsorship Flyer Help us raise $125,000 to benefit marginalized kids and earn bragging rights at the Believe in Me Charity Golf Tournament. Join us on the green on Jun. 9 at Circling Raven Golf Club in Worley, ID. Rally your golfing buddies and join us for a fun day of competition on one of the most scenic courses in the Pacific Northwest. Your round of golf, pre and post-game meals, and drinks will be provided. Show the most vulnerable kids in our community that you believe in them and recruit your golfing buddies to play for a great cause. Corporate sponsorships are available. ​ Experience Circling Raven Golf Club #1 Public Course in Idaho Voted North Idaho’s Best Course and Golf Digest's Top 100 Courses Golfweek’s Best 2021 – Best Courses You Can Play’ list State-of-the-art golf carts with GPS Beautiful course with 620 acres of wetlands, woodlands, and Palouse grasses Nearby resort and casino for after-golf activities FRIDAY June 9, 2023 For times, see detailed event schedule VIP Silent Auction AM Round 6:30 am Registration, Breakfast, Bloody Mary Bar, driving range, and putting green 7:30 am Review rules of play, contests, and group picture 8:00 am Head to hole and tee off 12:30 pm Turn in score cards and watch the leaderboard 1:00 pm Catered lunch in the Stensgar Pavilion, awards presentation and program PM Round 12:30 pm Registration, Lunch, Bloody Mary Bar, driving range, and putting green 1:40 pm Review rules of play, contests, and group picture 2:00 pm Head to hole and tee off 6:00 pm Turn in score cards and watch the leaderboard 6:30 pm Catered dinner in the Stensgar Pavilion, awards presentation and program UPCOMING EVENT Believe in Me David Vonbrethorst Memorial Charity Golf Tournament Circling Raven Golf Club Jun. 9 - AM & PM Round Price: Starting at $300 pp Register Here Photo Gallery 2021 Ace TITLE & DINNER SPONSOR Exclusive Sponsorship - $15,000 Green Fees and Golf Cart Included - (4) foursomes Co-branding with the event title Radio, outdoor, TV, newspaper, print ads Corporate logo recognition on marketing/event materials Corporate logo recognition on the event website page Your company name and details added to the event media and press releases Logo included for one (1) day of mobile billboard coverage Acknowledgment in the Believe in Me quarterly newsletter Two (2) branded social media posts weekly for two (2) months prior to the event Corporate logo recognition on the event day banner Reserved VIP parking for your teams Reserved VIP seating at dinner and awards reception Tee off on hole #1 Your company will be named the host of dinner & drinks for the attendees Logo/name on table signs at the awards ceremony ​ ​ ​ ​ Let's Chat Albatross GOLF CARTS & BALL SPONSOR -OR- APPAREL SPONSOR Exclusive Sponsorship - $7,500 to $10,000 Green Fees and Golf Cart Included - (2) foursomes) Radio, outdoor, TV, newspaper, print ads Corporate logo recognition on marketing/event materials Corporate logo recognition on the event website page One (1) branded social media post weekly for two (2) months prior to the event Acknowledgment in the Believe in Me quarterly newsletter Corporate logo recognition on the event day banner Logo/name on over sixty (60) golf carts Logo on all golf balls presented to players One (1) promotional spot in cart GPS Reserved VIP parking for your team Reserved VIP seating at dinner and awards reception ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Let's Chat Eagle LUNCH SPONSOR AM and PM Sponsorships Available - $5,000 Green Fees and Golf Cart Included - (2) foursomes) Radio, outdoor, TV, newspaper, print ads Corporate logo recognition on marketing/event materials Corporate logo recognition on the event website page One (1) branded social media post weekly for two (2) months prior to the event Acknowledgment in the Believe in Me quarterly newsletter Corporate logo recognition on the event day banner Host for Lunch Logo/Name on Lunch Packaging One (1) promotional spot in cart GPS Reserved VIP parking for your team Reserved VIP seating at dinner and awards reception ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Let's Chat Birdie DRINK SPONSOR AM and PM Sponsorships Available - $4,000 Green Fees and Golf Cart Included - (2) foursomes Logo on all marketing materials and website One (1) branded social media post weekly for one (1) month prior to the event Corporate logo recognition on the event day banner One (1) promotional spot in cart GPS Sponsoring beverage carts and coolers during play Corporate logo on all beverage carts Corporate logo at beverage stations Recognition during program ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Let's Chat Par LEADERBOARD -OR- CONTEST SPONSOR -OR- SCORECARDS $2,000 Green Fees and Golf Cart Included - (1) foursomes Corporate logo recognition on the event day banner Logo displayed on the leaderboard inside Stensgard Pavillion and clubhouse monitors -or- Logo displayed on the scorecards -or- Custom signage on the closest to the pin contest -or- Custom signage on the hole-in-one contest -or- Custom signage on the longest drive contest ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Let's Chat Bogey PIN FLAG -OR- TEE SPONSOR Put Your Brand in the Spotlight - $1,500 Green Fees and Golf Cart Included - (1) foursome Corporate logo recognition on the event day banner Full-color custom sign with your logo/name One (1) promotional spot in cart GPS - or- One (1) promotional spot in the driving range - or- One (1) promotional spot in the driving range ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Let's Chat Sponsorships Packages Coeur D'Alene Casino Resort Hotel Available Rooms: (5) Deluxe Single Rooms in the Spa Tower at $129.95 per night (10) Non-smoking Double Queen Rooms in the Mountain Lodge at $109.95 per night ​ Complimentary Valet & on-site parking, Bell staff-awaits your arrival Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property An indoor pool and hot tub are located in the Lodge Access to Fitness Center and Business Center Check-in time begins at 4:00 pm. Check-out is at 11:00 am ​ Reservation Deadline May 31st ​ Reservation Line 800-523-2464. Group Rate Booking ID 10633 Coming Soon Meet Troy Teal, Long Drive Professional Prepare yourself to be amazed by the talents of Troy Teal, Long Drive Professional from the Tri-Cities area. He has the ability to hit drives over 430 yards with ease and skill. You will be struck by his precision and ability to tee off from the most precarious of places. Be sure to bring some extra cash to enter the "Hole in One" contest where you can use Troy's drive to get you as close as possible to the hole where you will get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sink your ball with one swing on a Par 5. Last year's prize was an all-expense paid trip to Pebble Beach! Photo Gallery 2022 Meet Our Corporate Sponsors Golf Packages AM Round $1,100 per Foursome Volunteer for PM Round - Get 50% off! 8:00 am Tee Time Scramble Play Green Fees and Golf Cart Included Gourmet Breakfast and Lunch Provided Wine, Beer, and Soft Drinks Included $20 Casino Credit Swag bag Cheats available for purchase Register PM Round $1,100 per Foursome Volunteer for AM Round - Get 50% off! 2:00 pm Tee Time Scramble Play Green Fees and Golf Cart Included Gourmet lunch and Dinner Provided Wine, Beer, and Soft Drinks Included $20 Casino Credit Swag bag Cheats available for purchase Register Cheating for Charity Avoid the Lines Purchase Your Cheats Ahead of Time Mulligans String Red-tee Advantage Grenade Balls Thunder & Lighting Buy Cheats David VonBrethorst Believe in Me members, in support of Circling Raven Golf Club, want to honor and remember David VonBrethorst PGA Professional, and the legacy he has left behind at the Golf Course, with all the golfers he taught, supported and played with, and with the community in general. ​ We wanted to quote John Blanchette's article from the Spokesman-Review about David: ​ "Necessary to illustrate that for all the many sides to the man, there was always another to be found, and that however far he would go with his passions – his family and friends, his work as a pastor, coaching girls track and finally as a golf professional, most recently at Circling Raven Golf Club – he could always find it in himself to go beyond, especially in the furtherance of everyday needling... He made people believe in themselves". ​ We want to invite you to learn more about the forever icon, David VonBrethorst, from both the Circling Raven Golf Club and the Believe in Me Golf Tournament. Read The Article

  • VIP Silent Auction | Believe in Me

    Explore Our VIP Silent Auction Vacation Packages The Ultimate Indulgence France, Belgium & England Embark on the ultimate European getaway with this 7-day, 6-night trip for two. Begin in Paris and journey to the Champagne Region, where you'll explore vineyards and visit the elegant Moet & Chandon estate. Then, hop on the Eurostar to Brussels for a chocolate-filled adventure, including visits to renowned chocolate shops and a workshop with a Master Chocolatier. Finally, head to London for a deluxe hotel stays near top shopping destinations. This package includes roundtrip airfare, luxury accommodations, guided tours, tastings, and a city tour. Your dreams of champagne, chocolate, and designer shopping will come true on this unforgettable journey. $6,400 Opening Bid Wild and Wonderful Canadian Rockies Experience Canada's majestic wilderness with a 7-day adventure for two, including roundtrip airfare to Calgary, deluxe accommodations for six nights at stunning locations like Lake Louise and Banff, and the freedom to travel without blackout dates for three years. Immerse yourself in breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains, wildflower-painted meadows, and turquoise lakes reflecting the endless blue sky. From exploring Calgary's Wild West charm to witnessing the splendor of Banff National Park and indulging in outdoor activities like gondola rides and canoeing, this outdoor adventure promises a lifetime of thrilling memories. $5,900 Opening Bid Sun Splashed Spain Barcelona and Mallorca Embark on a remarkable 7-day, 6-night getaway to Barcelona and Mallorca. Barcelona's extraordinary art and architecture await, with skip-the-line access to Antoni Gaudi's masterpieces and an enchanting flamenco show. In Mallorca, indulge in pristine beaches, charming restaurants, and a breathtaking catamaran tour. This comprehensive package for two includes roundtrip airfare, deluxe accommodations, guided tours, dinner with a flamenco performance, a flight to Mallorca, and the expertise of a Travel Specialist. With no blackout dates, you have three years to embark on this unforgettable journey and create magical memories. Upgrade options and extensions are available upon request. $5,900 Opening Bid James Bond Adventure Switzerland, Venice & Monte Carlo Transport yourself to the world of James Bond as embark on an unforgettable journey. From the stunning Swiss landscapes of Zürich, where delectable dining and world-class chocolate await, to the historic streets of Venice, alive with art and culture, and the glamorous playground of Monte Carlo, where opulence and Michelin-starred restaurants beckon, this adventure is the epitome of romance. Explore Bond's hideaways, such as Piz Gloria, indulge in gourmet experiences, and try your luck at baccarat in the real Casino Royale. With round-trip air connections, deluxe accommodations, and three years to revel in this thrilling escapade, let your dedicated travel specialist handle the details. $7,400 Opening Bid Wild Wonders African Safari Experience the fulfillment of your dreams at a luxurious lakefront safari camp nestled in South Africa's lush savannah, surrounded by majestic mountains. Discover the wonders of Mother Nature as you witness exotic wildlife roaming freely in their natural habitat. Embark on escorted photo safaris, guided by experts, to observe wild animals up close to the safety of your Safari vehicle. Indulge in the serenity of your private lodge, complete with a plunge pool, and admire vibrant birds from your balcony. Delight in candlelight dinners and starlit barbecues under the vast African sky. Retreat to your lavish safari tent overlooking the moonlit lake for a peaceful slumber. Includes accommodations, game drives, meals, and transfers. LAND ONLY - NO AIR INCLUDED $6,300 Opening Bid A Dalmation Coast Odyssey Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik Embark on a captivating Croatian escape, starting in Zagreb, a quirky city filled with charming cafes and offbeat museums. Explore St. Mark's Church and Dolak Market before heading to the breathtaking Plitvice Lakes National Park. Glide on transparent waters and hike across wooden footbridges. Continue to Split, where you'll be surprised at every corner, taking a speedboat ride to Stiniva Cove. Finally, ferry down the Dalmatian Coast to Dubrovnik, stroll through the Old Town, and witness the stunning sunset. Includes accommodations, transportation, city tours, a visit to Plitvice Lakes, and a cruise from Split. ​ LAND ONLY - NO AIR INCLUDED $4,100 Opening Bid Rainforest or Beachside Golf Tropical Costa Rica Imagine inhaling the fragrant tropical flowers and feeling the soothing breezes in Costa Rica. Pristine beaches, breathtaking vistas, lush rainforests, and unique natural wonders await. Relax by a glistening pool or on a sugar sand beach. Choose tranquility or thrilling adventures like exploring the rainforest and zip-lining through the jungle. Relax in deluxe accommodations for 7 days and 6 nights at a 4-star resort. From zip-lining through the jungle canopy to exploring volcanoes, tailor your dream vacation. This exclusive package for two includes round-trip airfare, personalized booking assistance, and a three-year window with no blackout dates. $4,900 Opening Bid calendar 3 Years to Vacation With three years to book and travel, you benefit from the flexibility time has to offer when planning your trip. circle with an X in the middle No Black-out Dates New Year's, 4th of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas are all options for booking your dream vacation! airplane Roundtrip Airfare Most of our vacation packages come with roundtrip airfare for you and your companion. hotel building and bed Luxury Accommodations Rest and relax in the lap of luxury at the best resorts and hotels available in the area. tickets Travel for Two You never have to worry about traveling alone because all our packages are built for two! hand holding a crown White-Glove Service Feel like royalty when you book your travel through our white-glove travel agency services VIP Silent Auction Vacation Package Details We Believe in the Value of Community Engagement We believe that there’s no better way to get to know prospective volunteers and donors than to spend some quality time and have a little fun together. For this reason, Believe in Me hosts a myriad of entertaining events throughout the year to allow us to have some fun while getting to know you a little better. All throughout the year, we put a spotlight on the causes that are important to us while letting our hair down, having some fun, and getting to know you! Believe in Me VIP SILENT AUCTION An Auction With A Very Important Purpose If you’ve been plagued with wanderlust, we’ve got some amazing packages for you to embark on the trip of a lifetime. Relax and unwind – all while supporting a good cause! All proceeds go to benefit Believe in Me and our mission to help marginalized kids in the community. ​If you cannot make it to the event and would like to place a proxy bid, please contact: ​ QueiLa Macdonald (407) 895-8000 qmacdonald@amfund.org ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Set Up Bidder Profile

  • Programs We Support | Believe in Me

    We are very proud of the programs we currently support. They align with our mission and are forever changing the lives of kids in the community. Get to Know the Awesome Programs & Charities We Support Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and North Idaho Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. Girs Scouts offers the experience to children in Title 1 schools, low-income rural communities, and community centers the opportunity to participate in Girl Scouts for free. The organization is focused on community and sisterhood, appreciating everyone’s unique value, celebrating their differences, and supporting one another through obstacles and conflict. Girls Scout teaches girls about how best to develop and maintain healthy relationships. Backed by trusted adult volunteers, mentors, and millions of alums, Girl Scouts lead the way as they find their voices and make changes that affect the issues most important to them. See Girl Scouts in Action Schedule a tour of this program Explore Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and North Idaho website ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Camp Fire Inland Northwest Camp Fire creates powerful youth experiences that change lives for the better, and these experiences are outlined in its program framework. Thrive{ology} is the primary method we use to achieve these experiences for Camp Fire youth. This approach enables youth to achieve their full potential through four components: Identifying sparks, growth mindset, goals, and reflections. ​ Camp Fire's trained, caring adult leaders play a vital role in building developmental relationships critical to a thriving mindset. Youth need people in their lives who challenge growth, provide support, share power and expand possibilities. By providing this support and challenge, Camp Fire's leaders are foundational in building the youth's ability to thrive. See Trive{ology} in Action Schedule a tour of this program Explore Camp Fire website ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County The program Keystone originated as the organization adapted to meet the needs of youth during the covid pandemic. They had plans to open a new Club at that location before their capital campaign was put on hold. We pivoted and worked with the Central Valley school district to put their program in place for those youth who needed extra support with online learning. We continue working with Central Valley students in an after-school capacity. See Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County in Action Schedule a tour of this program Explore the Boys & Girls Club website​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Attend an event ​​​​​​​​​​​ Communities In Schools of Benton-Franklin The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. To this end, Communities In Schools of Benton-Franklin has 33 Site Coordinators serving students and families in 34 schools across five districts in our region. Their staff walks alongside youth daily to address the barriers they face both in and outside of school. Whether it's a lack of stable housing, an untreated mental health condition, the death or incarceration of a loved one, lack of family support related to sexuality or gender identity, the fear of deportation, a hungry belly, or multiple placements in the foster care system, or an unsafe home environment; our staff is there to listen and address the unique need(s) of every student we serve. Investing in intensive Motivational Interviewing training will undoubtedly produce improved engagement and goal outcomes for the students we serve. See Communities In Schools of Benton-Franklin in Action Schedule a tour of this program Explore Communities in Schools of Benton-Franklin website Attend an event Southside Christian School Southside Christian School enthusiastically provides a Christ-centered, loving environment for children to experience academic excellence and spiritual development. They hold to the belief that God is the source of all truth and that education is an exciting adventure. See Southside Christian in Action Schedule a tour of the school Explore Southside Christian School website Transitions The emphasis of all services at Transitions is to work to end poverty and homelessness for women and children in Spokane. No woman has ever been turned away due to gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnicity, or disability. The organization pursues this mission through the operation of Women’s Hearth, Transitional Living Center, EduCare, Miryam’s House, New Leaf Kitchen & Café, and Home Yard Cottages. See Transitions in Action Meet with the CEO to learn more Explore Transitions website ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Spokane Angels Spokane Angels' mission statement is to walk alongside children, youth, and families in the foster care community by offering consistent support through intentional giving, relationship building, and mentorship. Believe in Me is supporting two programs: The Love Box program provides fostering families with community and holistic support. This support enables caregivers to continue to do the important and meaningful work of being foster parents. parents feel supported and children gain a greater sense of normalcy, relational permanency, and self-confidence. The second one is Dare To Dream, with the goal to walk alongside youth as they navigate through life's challenges like a new school, starting a career, following their dreams, and having the support to achieve them. See Spokane Angels Programs in Action Schedule a tour Explore Spokane Angels website ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Embrace Washington In 2019, CASA estimated that at least 2/3 of children entering foster care have a sibling and more than 50% of siblings are separated. The emotional power of sibling relationships is critical in maintaining a child's psychological health and well-being. Because of limited bed space in foster homes, DCYF has resorted to housing children with supervision in hotels where no foster home placement is available for siblings, the average cost of a stay was $2100 per night in 2020. The Sleep Safe Program provides beds and bed linens to foster families within a 72-hour window for children in their care. The Sleep Safe Program not creates a cost-effective, child-centered solution for DCYF, but also ensures siblings who enter foster care stay together. DCYF reports this program has effectively eliminated this issue by providing beds in a timely manner to foster families and kinship families who are taking placements in Region 1. See Embrace WA in Action Schedule a tour of this program Explore Embrace WA website Attend an event College Success Foundation The College Coaching Program helps youth from low socio-economic backgrounds complete college. They provide life skills coaching as well as community building, career exploration, and financial aid support through 1:1 and group meetings, workshops, webinars, online resources, and ongoing communications. College Success Foundation uses a strengths-based, personalized approach that gets to the heart of the issues faced by individual students in 7 main areas: education, cultural identity, employment, housing, life skills, physical and mental health, and community connections. Coaches work with students at nine colleges including the Community Colleges of Spokane, Eastern Washington University, Washington State University, Gonzaga, and Whitworth. See College Success Foundation in Action Schedule a tour of this program Explore the College Success Foundation website Attend an event Family Promise of Spokane Kids Crew is an enrichment program that helps mitigate the trauma FPS’s children face while experiencing homelessness and empowers them to develop into healthy, capable adults. Kids Crew serves youth ages 4-17 and provides group-based activities that prioritize cooperative learning, building friendships, and obtaining new social and emotional skills. Kids Crew allows youth to connect with others who have shared life experiences in an environment that fosters personal and developmental growth. Moreover, Kids Crew allows parents to have uninterrupted time to utilize FPS’s wrap-around case management services, focus on their personal goals, and move toward permanent housing. See Family Promise of Spokane in Action Schedule a tour of this program Explore Family Promise of Spokane website Attend an event Meet The Alumni Programs We Have Supported In The Past Partners With Families and Children In this proposal Partners requested support to implement a No Hit Zone. A No Hit Zone is a designated safe environment where no hitting is allowed. No child will hit a child, no child will hit an adult, no adult will hit a child, and no adult will hit an adult. A No Hit Zone brings awareness to ending corporal punishment and presents opportunities to talk with caregivers about trauma informed and evidence based alternative discipline methods. This encourages the modeling of healthy, non-violent behaviors and expressions of emotions. See Partners With Families and Children in Action Schedule a tour of this program Explore Partners With Families and Children website ​​​​​​​​ Attend an event ​​​​​​​​ Spokane Youth Symphony ​The Spokane Junior Symphony was born on July 28, 1949, as a nonprofit organization formed to promote a junior symphony in Spokane. Since its humble beginnings, the Spokane Youth Symphony has grown to include four, and at times five, orchestral groups of graduated playing abilities, as well as several short-term string quartets and wind quintets. Through the years this youth symphony has been fortunate to share the spotlight with hundreds of exceptional musicians, actors and dancers featured as guest artists joining them on the stage. ​ Believe in me is supporting them to get back to the regular four-concert series at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox to cover the expenses involved in using the theater. See Spokane Youth Symphony Programs in Action Schedule a tour Explore Spokane Youth Symphony website ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ The Jonah Project The Jonah Project advocates for survivors of human trafficking and at-risk women and children through direct advocacy and education. For them, it is vital to provide an environment that teaches them what FREEDOM looks like. Believe in Me is supporting the Freedom Railroad program and Amarillo Advocacy program, and marketing awareness projects. The Freedom railroad programs allow to safely send clients of all ages to other geographical areas called HUBs for their healing and ensure that they receive continuity of care, trauma-based and transparent support. The second program, Amarillo Advocacy, will meet an immediate need such as food or clothing, or a longer-term need such as safe relationships, we are there for our survivors. Finally, we want to expand the knowledge of the Jonah Project and create awareness so marginalized youth know there are resources available to them. See The Jonah Project in Action Schedule a tour Explore The Jonah Project website ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Attend an event ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ College Success Foundation College Success Foundation coaches and supports students from low socioeconomic backgrounds to prepare for and graduate from college as transformational leaders in order to forge a just and equitable society. CSF measures student progress by increases in college awareness and knowledge; completion of financial aid, scholarship, and college applications; graduation from high school with plans to enroll in college and college enrollment. See College Success Foundation in Action Meet with the CEO to learn more Explore College Success Foundation website ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Dishman Hills Conservancy The mission of the Dishman Hills Conservancy is to permanently protect the Dishman Hills while connecting people to nature through conservation, education, and recreation. DHC envisions a vibrant, continuous ecosystem from the Dishman Hills Natural Area. Youth who have limited opportunities will have the option to explore nature, observe, be creative, and get coached in outdoor activities. See Dishman Hills Conservancy in Action Meet with the CEO to learn more Explore Dishman Hills Conservancy website ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ YWCA Spokane YWCA Spokane is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, standing up for social justice, helping families, strengthening communities, and promoting peace, justice, dignity, and freedom for all. We empower women, families, and communities through a combination of prevention, education, outreach, and response work. Each year, the YWCA serves approximately 15,000 women, men, children, and families who are impacted by intimate partner domestic violence, homelessness, and unemployment through their free, trauma-informed, confidential programs and services. See YWCA in Action Meet with the CEO to learn more Explore YWCA website ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Boys & Girls Clubs of Spokane County We believe students cannot meet their academic goals without developing strong social-emotional skills, having their physical and mental health needs met, and feeling safe in a culturally sensitive environment. The 21 Century Enrichment program provides a holistic approach to solving these problems by providing educational opportunities to families and after-school and summer programs for students at no cost. ​ In addition, the College Coaching Program helps youth from low socioeconomic backgrounds complete college. They provide life skills coaching as well as community building, career exploration, and financial aid support through 1:1 and group meetings, workshops, webinars, online resources, and ongoing communications. We use a strengths-based, personalized approach that gets to the heart of the issues faced by individual students in 7 main areas: education, cultural identity, employment, housing, life skills, physical and mental health, and community connections. See Boys & Girls Clubs of Spokane in Action Schedule a tour of this program Explore the Boys & Girls Club website ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Attend an event ​​​​​​​​​​​ Communities In Schools of Spokane County We believe that students can't meet their academic goals without developing strong social-emotional skills, having their physical and mental health needs met, and feeling safe in a culturally sensitive environment. We have identified 7 high-need schools in NE Spokane: Garry and Shaw Middle Schools, Lidgerwood, Logan, Bemiss, Whitman, and Stevens Elementary Schools, that are having difficulties engaging students. Our partnership is providing a holistic approach to solving these problems by providing educational opportunities to families as well as after-school and summer programs for students at no cost. A recent survey conducted by the ZoNE, our partner in NE asked parents if their children had participated in after-school programs. See Communities In Schools of Spokane County in Action Schedule a tour of this program Explore Communities in Schools of Spokane website Attend an event Junior Achievement of Washington JA Finance Park Virtual (JAFP) program will give underserved middle and high school students an experientially based financial literacy program and will contribute to developing multi-generational financially literate individuals & the economic vitality of communities. Schools with the greatest need―those with a high percentage of marginalized students may face budgetary constraints that impact their ability to provide the per-student fee assessed to schools participating in JA FP. Funding will ensure that more young people develop the knowledge, skills, & mindset to become financially empowered adults. See Junior Achievement of Washington in Action Schedule a tour of this program Explore Junior Achievement of Washington website Attend an event First Judicial District CASA Program CASA is the only organization that provides court-appointed advocates for children in child protective cases. Specifically, the First Judicial District CASA Program provides dedicated, highly trained, Court Appointed Special Advocates for child victims removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, and violence. Advocates investigate and document the circumstances of child protective cases, represent the children’s best interests, serve as their voice in court, and ultimately help find them a safe and permanent home. In 2021, 120 Advocates served 335 children. This project will focus on Advocate retention to grow the local program and ensure every child appointed is served. As part of this, this project will provide monthly continuing education and ongoing Advocate appreciation events. See First Judicial District CASA in Action Schedule a tour of this program Explore First Judicial District CASA website Attend an event Lumen Public School The Collaborative Problem Solving program at Lumen High School is more than just a program. It's a skill building, brain building approach that used restorative practices and what is know about the neurological functioning of the brain to create an environment where all staff and students can learn skills, heal their brains and grow both academically and professionally. The collaborative problem solving approach builds empathy in the midst of interpersonal ruptures and creates a culture of trust and belonging. See Lumen Public School in Action Schedule a tour of this program Explore Lumen Public School website Attend an event Melodic Caring Project In the one-on-one Music Therapy program, patients receive focused individual attention. Their music therapist co-creates a customized music therapy plan with the rockSTARS, determining goals for the patient that can be supported with specific musical interventions. Suppose a rockSTAR’s goal involves getting in touch with their emotions and developing comfort in expressing them, for example. In that case, the therapeutic objective might be “This client will identify current emotion by verbally sharing or singing two times within the 45-minute session with moderate verbal prompting.” The Group Music + Art Therapy sessions facilitate virtual therapeutic group activities that draw on children’s immense capacity for creativity, teamwork, and mutual support. These sessions are designed to reduce isolation and provide social interaction for youth in hospitals or home care dealing with physical pain or illness. See Melodic Caring Project in Action Schedule a tour of this program Explore Melodic Caring Project website Attend an event Odyssey Youth Movement Odyssey Youth Movement promotes equity for LGBTQ+ youth in the Inland Northwest through youth-driven programs and community education. OYM believes in: Dignity: All people have inherent worth. Community: Human connectedness fosters a greater understanding of self, others, and the world around us. Social Justice: Inland Northwest youth deserve equitable access to resources and opportunities.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​ ​​​​ Their Drop-In Programs have been the cornerstone of OYM's programming. These programs are facilitated by staff and volunteer mentors and include topics such as sexual health, LGBTQ+ history and culture, communication, advocacy, and more. See Odyssey Youth Movement in Action Schedule a tour of this program Explore Odyssey Youth Movement website Attend an event Playworks Education Playworks partners with schools with a wide variety of needs. Transform schools with a full-time Playworks coach, collaborate with an onsite Playworks recess expert to empower playground teams, or build capacity for positive play with Playworks professional development. The keep Playing is a digital service to help educators incorporate play into every day & provides weekly curated content to assist educators & families. This resource aids in the community’s efforts toward recovery and the school’s return to in-person instruction this year. Keep Playing takes the guesswork out of incorporating play into learning whether that be in person, hybrid, or distance learning environments. Weekly, school staff & families receive clear, concise instructions for games and activities that can be utilized remotely or in the classroom. See Playworks in Action Schedule a tour of this program Explore Playworks Education website ​​​​​​​​ Attend an event ​​​​​​​​ Rainier Athletes RA begins the journey with each student in 4th or 5th grade and continues weekly support through the student’s high school graduation. Students are fully sponsored year-round to participate in extracurriculars, paired with a mentor, and motivated to achieve through RA’s classroom engagement and self-advocacy model. RA removes barriers that prevent equitable participation in extracurriculars by funding all costs (registration, uniforms, equipment, team pictures) and supporting with logistics like registration, translation, and transportation. See Rainier Athletes in Action Schedule a tour of this program Explore Rainier Athletes website ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Slingshot At Slingshot, they exist to inspire and coach young people with purposeful direction for work and life. Their coaching framework helps them uncover the industries and job types they're passionate about, provides pathways to make meaningful industry connections, and builds a resiliency mindset for being their guide. Funding from the Believe in Me Foundation will support the Slingshot IDEAS framework being embedded in four regional high schools' college/career readiness programs. Slingshot offers training and coaching for staff and students, supporting students' developing purpose and direction for work and life. Staff to deliver the program will be funded by LaunchNW. See Slingshot in Action Schedule a tour of this program Explore Slingshot website ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Spokane Hoopfest The Hooptown Youth League, LLC will be a major upgrade to Spokane area after-school basketball for grades K-6th. In partnership with 14 school districts, players will register as individuals with the choice of participating in either recreational, competitive, or advanced competitive divisions. Teams will then be formed based on selected division and their neighborhood school for the 22-23 school year. The purpose of this is to help connect players within neighborhood relationships. The league's cost structure is developed to allow equitable access to anyone who wants to participate with a qualified discount and scholarship fee option. Throughout the season players will have opportunities to meet and learn from their local high school coaches and be provided weekly lessons to promote and increase their knowledge of the game of basketball creating opportunities to learn life skills such as teamwork, leadership, and mental toughness. See Spokane Hoopfest in Action Schedule a tour of this program Explore Spokane Hoopfest website ​​​​​​​​ Attend an event ​​​​​​​​ The Isaac Foundation ISAAC’s Clubhouse has three separate components that work together: 1) Clubhouse, a twice-a-week after-school program for grades 6-12. The Clubhouse provides a safe, supportive non-judgmental space for those with neuro-diversities and other special needs, to give them a feeling of community, as well as opportunities to learn, build self-esteem, and have fun. 2) Discovery Sat - A free monthly program that offers special needs children a place to join facilitators for themed activities that build relationships and foster a sense of inclusion. 3) Studio Events - Monthly events that allow community members and those with special needs to connect with one another and explore interests through fun activities, events, and workshops. This program provides opportunities to network with other families/community members - and allows disadvantaged kids to learn leadership skills, teamwork, spontaneity, and resilience. See The Isaac Foundation in Action Schedule a tour of this program Explore The Isaac Foundation website ​​​​​​​​ Vanessa Behan Vanessa Behan provides emergency care for children between the ages of birth and 12. Parents seek their help when they are overwhelmed or don’t have a safe alternative for their children so they can take care of critical needs. Children from these families are stressed by poverty, trauma, and unhealthy behavior patterns in their homes. Stress-response systems developed in stress learn unhealthy ways of processing and responding to life . Without intervention, these children will struggle. The coping strategies they’ve developed will not produce healthy results as they grow. To make the most of their time with us, we must develop a culture that supports healthy social and emotional development. Conscious Discipline training (CD) will provide our staff with the tools needed to build resiliency and social-emotional skills in children. Staff will learn how to resolve conflict, create optimal learning environments, support self-regulation and help children build respectful relationships. See Vanessa Behan in Action Schedule a tour Explore Vanessa Behan's website ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Attend an event ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Washington Youth Soccer Association Washington Youth Soccer will work with community stakeholders - schools, community centers, and local youth-serving clubs, to operate after-school sport enrichment activities for youth between the ages of 6 and 12 years living within Spokane County. The programs will take place two times per week, for a total of 1.25 hours per day, for a term of 6 consecutive weeks. The Soccer for All program will serve a total of 60 kids per week at each site. Through these immersive experiences, participants will learn new sports skills in a fun, positive, and supportive environment. Children will be introduced to the game of soccer and will be taught basic fundamentals of the sport. Participants will also have the opportunity to engage with their peers and learn vital life skills which translate beyond the field and into the classrooms, homes, and communities where the children live and play. Built into the curriculum used at the program are core life skills to benefit youth development. See Washington Youth Soccer Association in Action Schedule a tour Explore Washington Youth Soccer Association website ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Attend an event ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ The Bridge Music Project Through this project, youth will develop as musicians, build life skills, and create a supportive community. The Bridge is giving two eight-week community songwriting workshops for marginalized youth in Olympia, WA, between the ages of 14 and 21. In each series, youth will participate in eight weekly two-hour workshops at the Capitol Theater in Downtown Olympia. The first portion of each workshop will be dedicated to team-building activities, group lessons, artists, guest speakers, and performance rehearsals. The second portion of each session will be focused on writing collaborative songs in small breakout teams. After the sixth week of workshops, our youth will record their finished music with a professional audio engineer. The workshops will conclude with a high production value final public performance. See The Bridge Music Project in Action Schedule a tour of this program Explore The Bridge Music Project website ​​​​​​​​ Attend an event ​​​​​​​​

  • Glassybaby Perfectly Imperfect Sale | Believe in Me

    glassybaby Enthusasts glassybaby's commitment to design and charitable causes has garnered a passionate following of fans. The frenzy surrounding the Perfectly Imperfect sale resembles a new iPhone launch. Some enthusiastic glassybaby enthusiasts will arrive on Friday afternoon. At the same time, the majority of the 1,500 attendees expected to show up will likely secure their spot in line between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. on Saturday. PASSIONATE • FOLLOWERS • FANS Save big on unique glassware and support a great cause. Perfectly Imperfect - Seconds Sale To ensure their products meet high standards, glassybaby's teams thoroughly examine each votive and assess more than 20 points of perfection. Pieces that don't meet strict criteria are classified as seconds. Examples of these variations in quality include giant bubbles, wrong color, or minor imperfections that are difficult to detect, such as tool marks or small rock particles. MINOR IMPERFECTIONS • WRONG COLOR • BUBBLES Discover stunning hand-blown glass at the Perfectly Imperfect Sale. Event Details glassybaby's Perfectly Imperfect sale is coming up on June 3rd, 2023. This event will take place at the Hub Sports Center in Liberty Lake, WA, located at 19619 E. Cataldo, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until supplies last. Fans of the hand-blown glass votives and drinkers can take advantage of significant savings on items with regular prices usually starting at $60. Jun. 3 • 8 am - 2 pm • HUB Sports Center, Liberty Lake, WA Join the glassybaby Frenzy and support Believe in Me! First in Line If waking up that early is not your cup of tea, don't fret too much. glassybaby's management assures customers that inventory will be restocked with new colors throughout the day. Additionally, one lucky fan will get to start shopping at 7:45 a.m., fifteen minutes before anyone else, thanks to this year's "first in line" promotion. INVENTORY • LUCKY FAN • PROMOTION glassybaby's commitment to design and philanthropy shines at the Perfectly Imperfect Sale. glassybaby Perfectly Imperfect Sale Shop, Save, and Support Charity One-of-a-Kindness Keeping with their charitable tradition, glassybaby will donate a portion of all sales from the Perfectly Imperfect sale to benefit marginalized youth at Spokane-based Believe in Me Foundation. PASSIONATE • FOLLOWERS • FANS Don't miss the glassybaby Perfectly Imperfect Sale - a celebration of design and philanthropy. "glassybaby's commitment to the community aligns perfectly with our mission at Believe in Me. We're honored to partner with them for the Perfectly Imperfect Sale and grateful for their generous donation to support underprivileged children in our community." -Julie Wukelic, CEO of Believe in Me Welcome to the glassybaby Perfectly Imperfect Sale! Get ready for a frenzy of color, design, and philanthropy. Join us on June 3rd at the Hub Sports Center in Liberty Lake, WA, for this one-day event where you'll have the chance to save big on one-of-a-kind hand-blown glass votives and drinkers. glassybaby's commitment to charitable causes has created a passionate following of fans, and we're thrilled to partner with them for this incredible sale. A portion of all sales will be donated to Believe in Me to support underprivileged children in our community. Get ready to score big on unique glassware while supporting a great cause.

  • Believe in Me | Legacy Lounge

    tickets Annual Gala A formal black tie affair at an upscale hotel, complete with cocktail hour, formal dinner, and entertainment. wine bottle and glass In-House Events Monthly gatherings to celebrate our cause while enjoying gourmet food, fine wine, and local artwork. Fooball Football Root for your favorite college team alongside one of our board members at a home WSU or UW football game. Basketball Basketball Join us as we celebrate Zag success on—and off—the court as we cheer on the Gonzaga men’s basketball team. baseball Baseball Let us take you out to a Spokane Indians ballgame this summer. The hotdogs are on us! hockey puck and sticks Hockey Start growing your playoff beard and attend a Seattle Kraken hockey game with us. Other Fundraising Events Believe in Me Legacy Lounge 510 W Riverside Ave. Ste. 201, Spokane, WA, 99201 Second Wednesday, Every Month Select The Date Legacy Lounge Registration Dates 510 W Riverside Ave #201, Spokane January 11, 2023 4 pm to 6 pm Register Guest Speaker: Colin Prestesater Financial Advisor from WestPac Wealth Partners Legacy Lounge Charitable Remainder Trusts 510 W Riverside Ave #201, Spokane February 15, 2023 4 pm to 6 pm Register Guest Speaker: Kurt Heineman owner of Vision Casting Financial Planning, LLC Legacy Lounge Donor Advised Funds 510 W Riverside Ave #201, Spokane March 15, 2023 4 pm to 6 pm Register Guest Speaker: Eric Christiansen CFP® at Quantum Financial Planning Services Legacy Lounge Beneficiary Designation Gifts 510 W Riverside Ave #201, Spokane April 12, 2023 4 pm to 6 pm Register Guest Speaker: Kendel Froese Attorney at Thrive Law PLLC Legacy Lounge Don't Wait Until It's Too Late! 510 W Riverside Ave #201, Spokane May 10, 2023 4 pm to 6 pm Register Guest Speaker: Jordan Urness Vice-President, Private Wealth Advisor at U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management Legacy Lounge Topic: TBD 510 W Riverside Ave #201, Spokane June 14, 2023 4 pm to 6 pm Register Guest Speaker: TBD Legacy Lounge Topic: TBD 510 W Riverside Ave #201, Spokane July 12, 2023 4 pm to 6 pm Register Guest Speaker: TBD Legacy Lounge Topic: TBD 510 W Riverside Ave #201, Spokane August 9, 2023 4 pm to 6 pm Register Guest Speaker: Colin Prestesater Financial Advisor from WestPac Wealth Partners Legacy Lounge Topic: Charitable Remainder Trusts 510 W Riverside Ave #201, Spokane September 13, 2023 4 pm to 6 pm Register Guest Speaker: TBD Legacy Lounge Topic: TBD 510 W Riverside Ave #201, Spokane October 11, 2023 4 pm to 6 pm Register Guest Speaker: TBD Legacy Lounge Topic: TBD 510 W Riverside Ave #201, Spokane November 8, 2023 4 pm to 6 pm Register Guest Speaker: TBD Legacy Lounge Topic: TBD 510 W Riverside Ave #201, Spokane December 13, 2023 4 pm to 6 pm Register Guest Speaker: TBD Legacy Lounge Topic: TBD Location *Parking validation available for The Parkade How Would You Like To Be Remembered? Join us during happy hour to learn from certified finance experts how to set up an altruistic, lasting endowment that directly connects your hard-earned resources with marginalized youth. Enjoy a beer, pour a glass of wine, and savor some appetizers as we learn about charitable gift annuities, saving on your taxes, and more. Can’t come to this event? Legacy Lounge is held on the second or third Wednesday of each month! ​ Arriving after 5:00 pm? To secure our workspace, the building is locked after business hours. No worries, call us at 509.448.1412, and someone will let you in! ​ Free entry. Pre-register at the link. Join us for a chance to get 2 tickets of your choice: A Place to Call Home or 2 tickets to Bonnie Raitt at the 1st Interstate Center for the Arts on September 6th, provided by iHeart Media. Sponsorship Packages Title Sponsor $2,400 Sponsor Receives: Logo on Webpage Logo in Presentation and a Mention in Intro Tickets to Event of Choice: Kraken game (2 tickets), Cougars game (4 tickets), Pageant (4 tickets), Gala (4 tickets), Brat Trot (8 tickets), Golf Tournament (2 tickets), or A Place to Call Home (8 tickets) Contact Us Catering Sponsor $1,200 Sponsor Receives: Logo on Webpage Logo in Presentation and a Mention in Intro Tickets to Event of Choice: Kraken game (2 tickets), Cougars game (4 tickets), Pageant (4 tickets), Gala (4 tickets), Brat Trot (8 tickets), Golf Tournament (2 tickets), or A Place to Call Home (8 tickets) Contact Us Drink Sponsor $1,200 Sponsor Receives: Logo on Webpage Logo in Presentation and a Mention in Intro Tickets to Event of Choice: Kraken game (2 tickets), Cougars game (4 tickets), Pageant (4 tickets), Gala (4 tickets), Brat Trot (8 tickets), Golf Tournament (2 tickets), or A Place to Call Home (8 tickets) Contact Us Napkin Sponsor $1,200 Sponsor Receives: Logo on Webpage Logo in Presentation and a Mention in Intro Tickets to Event of Choice: Kraken game (2 tickets), Cougars game (4 tickets), Pageant (4 tickets), Gala (4 tickets), Brat Trot (8 tickets), Golf Tournament (2 tickets), or A Place to Call Home (8 tickets) Contact Us Social Media Sponsor $1,200 Sponsor Receives: Logo on Webpage Logo in Presentation and a Mention in Intro Tickets to Event of Choice: Kraken game (2 tickets), Cougars game (4 tickets), Pageant (4 tickets), Gala (4 tickets), Brat Trot (8 tickets), Golf Tournament (2 tickets), or A Place to Call Home (8 tickets) Contact Us Meet our Sponsors

  • About | Believe in Me

    Our Vision Our vision is to help every kid develop the self-confidence they need to succeed. Our Mission With your generosity, we fund children’s charities that provide marginalized kids with a safe place to call home, a family that loves them, a feeling of community, and opportunities to learn, build self-esteem, and have fun. Our Views On Diversity & Inclusion At Believe in Me (the Foundation), we are committed to building a more just and equitable organization and community where all individuals can achieve their potential. It is the policy of the Foundation to provide and promote equal opportunity for all people without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, familial status, veteran’s status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability. The Foundation is fully committed to building an inclusive culture and community that uplifts and celebrates diverse and unique individuals while enabling them to not just survive but thrive as they achieve their full potential. Charities We Support support Volunteer with Us Giving love How to Donate Giving a gift How We Fundraise Letter from CEO Schedule to Meet Read this important message from our Chief Executive Officer. You can even schedule to meet with our CEO in-person. An Important Message from Our Dedicated CEO Learn About Us + See Our Vision for the Future Get to Know Our Board of Directors Community Activist. I get involved by diving in headfirst to tackle the problems facing our community. In everything I do, I fight to ensure social justice, empowerment, equality, and enrichment for all. Chairman of the Board Aaron Riley Affliations: Long-term Care Ombudsman, Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners Consultant, New Leaf America Commissioner, City of Spokane Human Rights Commission Former Planning and Evaluation Specialist, Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Board of Franklin County Committee Positions: Member, Board of Directors since May 2020 Member, Grants Administration Committee Education: B.A. Business Administration, Ohio Dominican University Member, Delta Epsilon Sigma National Honor Society Rule Follower. I use my experience in healthcare management, patient privacy, HIPAA, compliance, and auditing to dig into the heart of it all; building and strengthening relationships based on trust and transparency. Treasurer Lori Brennan, MBA, RHIA, CHC Affiliations: Corporate Compliance & Privacy Manager: Inland Northwest Region, Multicare Health System Committee Positions: Member, Board of Directors since April 2019 Chair, Finance, Property Management, and Investments Committee Member, Grants Administration Committee Education: MBA, Western Governors University B.S. Health Administration, University of Phoenix Creative Genius. I help make community connections through integrated digital storytelling. Over the past thirty years I've used my diverse talents to creatively connect people with the solutions they are seeking. Board Member Shawn Davis Affiliations: Principal and Creative Director, Zipline Interactive Former Creative Director, ROBiDEAX Marketing and Design Committee Positions: Member, Board of Directors since July 2020 Chair, Marketing and Fundraising Committee Member, Video Production Team Education / Awards: B.S. Communications & Advertising, Washington State University 2013 AAF Spokane Ad Fed Ad Pro of the Year Diplomatic Liaison. I like to bring people together and help find common benefits to maximize value for the participants. And in so doing over the span of time and deals, add just a bit to the global good. Board Member Dan Menser Affiliations: Chairman, Alliance of Angels General Counsel, Teal Communications, Inc. Member of the Board of Advisors, Pollen System Corporation & Everyvine Corporation Committee Positions: Member, Finance, Property Management, and Investments Committee Education / Awards: J.D. Program - Cum Laude, Seattle University School of Law B.A. Finance - Cum Laude, Washington State University Traveling Geek. I’ve found a mission for myself in finding ways to help children of all ages learn how to use technology to improve their lives and careers. Starting as early as possible letting them understand how they have the power to control some things in their lives; no matter how hard the world around them may be. Board Member Paul Hutton Affiliations: Member, WA State Board for Community and Technical Colleges Member, WA Technology Center Board Member, NSF’s National Workforce Center for Emerging Technologies Board President, Blue Earth Cruises LLC Past President, Thought Engineering LLC Committee Positions: Member, Board of Directors since August 2022 Education / Awards: BA Mathematics & Computer Science, Eastern Washington University Executive Certificate, Technology Leadership, Sloan School of Management, MIT US Air Force Commendation Medal Solutions Architect. I have been active in economic development matters across Washington State. I'm passionate about serving youth and contributing to community development. Board Member John Powers Affiliations: Founder and CEO, Powers Economics Committee Positions: Member, Board of Directors since August 2022 Member, Finance, Property Management, and Investments Committee Education / Awards: BBA Business Administration - Finance, University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business Juris Doctorate - Law, Gonzaga University School of Law Legal Eagle. I serve as the Vice Chair of the Advisory Board of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Eastern Washington University and the Alumni Advisory Board for the Delta Iota Chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity at Washington State University. Board Member Keith Trefry Affiliations: Partner, Paine Hamblen LLP Vice Chair of the Advisory Board of the Center for Entrepreneurship, Eastern Washington University Alumni Advisory Board for the Delta Iota Chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity, Washington State University. Committee Positions: Member, Board of Directors since August 2022 Member, Finance, Property Management, and Investments Committee Education: B.A. Pre-Law, Cum Laude, Washington State University JD Law, Cum Laude, Gonzaga University School of Law Media Maven. The mission of the Believe in Me organization is something that resonates with me as the mother of 5 and grandmother of 2. Children need someone to care, someone to act and someone to believe. This organization does all three. Board Member Nikki Hilton Affiliations: Senior Vice President, iHeart Media Multi Platform Group- Spokane President, Red Farm Media Committee Positions: Member, Board of Directors since January 2023 - Passionate Producer. Humans are builders. We build houses, we build teams, we build ideas, & we build lifelong relationships. I want to leverage my decades of experience in building relationships, to provide the foundation for people that don’t have a strong network, to help them build & accomplish their own dreams. Board Member John Reznicek Affiliations: Director of Sales, Alliance Door Products Committee Positions: Member, Board of Directors since January 2023 - Our Values We are Caring Our compassionate programs positively impact struggling kids in the community with the hope and inspiration they need for a lifetime. We are Trustworthy Our team of reliable professionals transparently manage your donations to ensure the sustainability and success of our programs. We are Innovative Our grants empower progressive and energetic programs that help troubled kids heal and develop self-confidence in new and different ways. Meet Our Administrative Team Change Maker. The only constant in life is change and I choose to embrace it to make a positive impact. Caring individuals, transparent processes, and innovative technology; I leverage everything I’ve got to make a difference in kids' lives every day. Chief Executive Officer Julie Wukelic, MBA Affiliations: Former Director of Account Based Marketing, Ignitium - Spokane, WA Former Director of Clinical Research, Rockwood Clinic - Spokane, WA Committee Positions: Active member on all Believe in Me committees Education: MBA, Washington State University B.A. Finance, Washington State University Relationship Builder. As a WSU Hall of Fame and local radio sports broadcaster, I do what I can to make sure it's a win/win situation for everyone! I bring my experiences in building community to help with event management, sales, marketing and more. Development Director Paul Sorensen Affiliations: Senior VP, Vision Marketing LLC 2017 Washington State University Hall of Fame, Football Former VP and Director of Sales, Palouse Ridge Golf Course Board Member, CougsFirst! Board Member, Cougar Collective Board Member, Inland Empire Baseball Association Committee Positions: Member, Board of Directors since July 2020 Member, Marketing and Fundraising Committee Education: B.A. Economics, Washington State University Activist Storyteller. Living and studying abroad, embracing new cultures, and learning new languages have helped me recognize a world full of wonders but also a society that needs our help, understanding, and compassion to become change settlers. Marketing Coordinator Alexandra Martinez Affiliations: Founder, Spanish and The World - Language Industry Service Former Volunteer, Marketing and Events Committee, Believe in Me Fomer Volunteer, Business Tutor, RMMFI Former Customer Experience Representative, MercadoLibre Colombia - Ecommerce Former Financial Mathematics Tutor, De La Salle University - Education: Specialization. Business For a Better World, The Wharton School Certificate. Digital Marketing, University of Washington B.A. Finance and International Trade, La Salle University. Bogota, Colombia Objective Actualizer. My work in theater and events management has given me experience in setting goals and overcoming obstacles in creative ways. I’m passionate about connecting our community partners and volunteers to accomplish a meritable goal. Project Manager Kyrstin Vens Affiliations: Events Volunteer, Imagine Jazz & Spokane Jazz Connection Former Community Outreach & Customer Services Manager, Stage Left Theater Former Guest Services Manager, The Public Theater of San Antonio Former Club Advisor, Spokane Falls Community College Student Government - Education: B.A. Business Management, Western Governors University Transformative Wordsmith. As a professional grant writer, I have always considered myself a wordsmith above all else. Words, when stewarded well, can bring creative visions to life and affect change that leaves a lasting positive impact in our communities. I love working in the nonprofit sector because both my personal passions and professional pursuits get to operate in tandem. Grant Writer Leslie Cogley Affiliations: Former Community Development Specialist, Panhandle Area Council, INC. Former Grant Writer, Real Escape from the Sex Trade - Education: B.A. Creative Writing, Western Washington University What Are Marginalized Kids? Marginalization, also referred to as social exclusion, occurs when certain groups of kids do not have equal access to various resources within our society. Marginalization causes the lack or denial of resources, rights, goods, and services and the inability to participate in relationships and activities available to most people in our community. Children are especially susceptible to these forms of marginalization as their childhood experiences pave the way for their adult lives. It is our goal to bridge the gap for these marginalized kids. ​ At Believe in Me, your donations go directly to support programs that are helping these marginalized groups of kids: American Indian and Alaska Native, Asian, African American, Hispanic or Latino , Native Hawaiian, and Other Pacific Islanders , Multi-race , Immigrant Families Kids experiencing food insecurity Adopted kids, a ged out of the Foster Care system, living in Foster Care or wards of the State Households below the poverty line Kids living with a disability, mental health issues, substance abuse disorder, or without housing Incarcerated parents, unemployed parents, parents who did not graduate from High School or did not attend college Differing sexual orientation or gender identity Pregnant teens and single-parent households Kids experiencing domestic violence, abuse, or trauma; and survivors of human trafficking.

  • 2021 Thank You Supporters | Believe in Me

    Jamie Albertini Richard Alex Repp Brennan Ball Rae-Lynn Barden Stuart Barton Garry Benner Shelby Berkompas Caralyn Bess Blake Bledsoe Brandon Bledsoe Amy Bledsoe Gayle Bower Hanna Bradseth Francine Brennan Lorelyn Broderick Loree Broderick Nate Bryant Deena Budano Veronica Burns Jason Burt Anna Centrella Angela Chapman Samantha Clark Rebecca Clemens Delana Combs Bernadette Curry Shawn Davis Melissa Decker Rachael Drennan Gerri Elixman Cameron Ericksen Gina Ferraiuolo Sarai Fesler Tammy Freels Sharon Gard Michael Genova Frank Girardi Rexanne Glockling Justin Hardin Sherryl Hart Craig Hart Andrew Hastings Ryan Heacock Steve Helmbrecht Kirk Impecoven Matthew Jarvis Michael John Dilick III Kate Kamerrer Ronald Kaufman Heidi Kilian Elaine Kingston Jennifer Koenig Chad Kubik Tom LaLone Jeff Lambert Thomas Lambert Ryan Lantz Tanya Larson Sarah Lickfold Jim Lumper Kraig Lutz Jackson Lyne Scott Maloney Ami Manning Ana Matthews Jeannie McCoy Donald McKinney Bradley Mertens Brad Mertens Brian Monk Dana Morris Dylan Morton Jamie Newcomb Lydia Newell Tom Nihoul Jeff Norman James Numata Sandra O'Doherty Chip Overstreet Melissa Owens Lance P Bousley Emily Pack Luke Peterson Lola Phillips Shelby Phillips Nancy Porrino Kevin Porter David Prizer Teagan Purpura Debra Raub Heather Redal Russ Reddinger Richard Repp Aaron Riley Dan Roark Kaitlyn Royer Tanaka Rushwaya Debi Sapp Ronzai Saurombe Margaret Schaefer Nancy Schaub Kathleen Schilb Alexis Schmidt David Shriner Sean Siroshton Daniel Slage Thomas Smart Susan Smith Jo Smon Makena Snider Cody Spencer Mary Stevenson Michelle Stuart Brian Sullivan Chelsea Tawney Dustin Thomas Eric Thun Jeff Underwood Alan Unis, M.D. Terese Van Liew Kevin Van Vleet Adam Wabs Kelly Warren Julie Webster Jared Webster Taylor Webster Jenny Weddle Gregory Witter Jennifer Wittig James Wohrle Julie Wukelic Michael Wukelic Robert Wulf Donors Corporate Sponsorship We appreciate our relationships with local businesses for sponsorship and alignment with our mission. Corporate philanthropy plays an integral role in the strategy of many Spokane companies because customers and employees alike tend to transact positively with organizations that join our cause. Media Partners Media partnerships are collaborations that are can help us to raise the visibility of our cause. These partners are an essential part of our strategy, providing us with space to promote our mission, our grants, and our event. We extend our deepest gratitude for our media partnerships that have helped us in the past few months. The work of The Foundation depends on the commitment and generosity of private philanthropy. We gratefully want to acknowledge the individuals, corporations, and foundations who continue to help make The Foundation work possible. Our volunteers, donors, and partners are helping to fund children’s charities that provide marginalized kids with a safe place to call home, a family that loves them, a feeling of community, and opportunities to learn, build self-esteem, and have fun. Donor Spotlight Sandi and Mike Genova Believe in Me is grateful for the support of donors like Sandi and Mike Genova, who have demonstrated their unwavering commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of marginalized youth in the community. ​ The Genovas first learned about Believe in Me when they received our annual report via mail. Sandi, interested in learning more about our organization, contact our CEO, Julie Wukelic, for further information. Upon understanding what Believe in Me does for marginalized youth, the couple knew they had to get involved and help our cause. ​ Their passion for supporting the community led them to drop everything they did in Maui and fly to Spokane to attend the 2021 Believe in Me Charity Golf Tournament. Not only did they participate in the tournament, but they also came in as the title sponsor before having ever met any of us in person. ​ It is donors like Sandi and Mike Genova that make our work possible. ​ Volunteers Alexandra joined the marketing committee of Believe in Me in 2020 and has been actively involved in creating social media posts, analyzing marketing data, and writing blogs to spread awareness of the organization's mission. She believes in the power of communication and how it can bring about positive change in society. As a Hispanic woman, her passion for social justice and equity resonates with Believe in Me's core values. She is thrilled to be part of the organization's efforts to improve the lives of marginalized children. Fatima Abd Elmajid Vine Adowei Deepti Aggarwal Jorgelina Alba Arisleidy Amarante Terrica Ashoor Shalini Bhat Ruchita Bhatia Casey Bourque Lori Brennan Cori Bryant Barbara Bullen Malaika Chandler Douglas Copenspire Krista Davis Stacey Davis Casey Dunham Schuyler Dunphy Elizabeth Estevez Ronald Fetters Avonlea Fisher Sarah Folley Ashley Garces Poonam Gillurkar Andrew Goldstein MaryNell Holden Amber Hull Erica Jacobs Arjun Jain Hui Jing Jason Jung Kim King Amylou Largaras Lance Laurier Trupti Lone Ashley Lyon Joshua Mandilk Alexandra Martinez Ernest McLeod Percy Mitchell Mary O'Shea Peishan Ouyang Joseph Parapeedikail Sade Patterson Alexsander Petrenko Shelby Philips Keith Preciados Colin Prestesater Philip Priolo Pooja Purushothaman Preston Robertson Rina Russ Jeremiah Sargent Matthew Schafer Betty Seablom Priyanka Shankar Sonya Shen Mina Shin Emily Shriner Riana Sirmans Andrea Smith Bryan Smith Melissa Smith Makena Snider Shirisha Thunikipati Tai Tran Kaylyn Turnbough Jinoo Varghese Vani Vellaturi Jade Vickery Taylor Webster Andrew Wittwer Michael Wukelic Claire Xiao Volunteer Spotlight Alexandra Martinez Marketing Committee Read Article Thank You To Our Many Generous Supporters

  • Kentucky Derby Charity Event | Believe in Me

    Buy Tickets Kentucky Derby Charity Event Run for the Roses Madison Home Market May 6 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Tickets: Single $75, Couple $149 Get Ticket Info. Buy Tickets SPONSORSHIP OPTIONS RUN FOR THE ROSES SPONSOR $15,000 16 complimentary tickets to the event Company name and web address on event webpage Company name on the memory match game at the event One-minute video (sponsor provided) during the ceremony Company logo prominently displayed in the reception area Company logo prominently displayed on the podium Company Ad printed in Company logo on welcome banner along with all sponsors Company logo in program ​ Let's Chat TRIPLE CROWN SPONSOR $7,500 - $10,000 16 complimentary tickets to the event Company name and web address on the event webpage Company logo on welcome banner along with all sponsors Company name on the game at the event One-minute video (sponsor provided) during the ceremony Signage with company logo prominently displayed above the main bar (displayed throughout the event) ​ ​ ​ ​ Let's Chat MINT JULEP SPONSOR $5,000 8 complimentary tickets to the event Company name and web address on the event webpage Company logo on welcome banner along with all sponsors Company name on the game at the event Cocktail napkin - Speciality Beer & Wine Bar SELECT ONE:​​​​​​​​​​​​ Bar Sponsor -or- Opening Video Sponsor ​ ​ ​ Let's Chat CHURCHILL DOWNS SPONSOR $4,000 8 complimentary tickets to the event Company name and web address on the event website Company logo on welcome banner along with all sponsors Company name on the game at the event Customized signage at Appetizer Bar during cocktail hour ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Let's chat DAWN AT THE DOWNS SPONSOR $2,000 6 complimentary tickets to the event Company name and web address on the event website Company logo on welcome banner along with all sponsors Company name on the game at the event Customized signage corresponding to the selected option ​ SELECT ONE: Cocktail Bar-or- Wine Bottle -or - Music and Promo Video -or- Speciality Wine -or- Social Media ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Let's Chat TWIN SPIRES SPONSOR $1,500 4 complimentary tickets to the event Company name and web address on the event website Company logo on welcome banner along with all sponsors Company name on the game at the event ​ SELECT ONE: Drink Ticket -or- Event Ticket -or Party Favor -or Wristband -or- Linen -or- Emcee -or- Welcome -or- Raffle -or- President's Club -or- Website Development -or- Entertainment/Band Stage-or- Amazon Echo Raffle -or- Apple Watch Raffle -or- Chromebook Raffle ​ ​ Let's Chat SAVE THE DATE May. 6, 2023 - 1:00 pm For times, see detailed event schedule Buy Tickets Buy Tickets You are invited to our first Run for the Roses Kentucky Derby Charity Event benefiting marginalized kids. The event features fabulous festivities, Kentucky Derby-inspired food, music, the finest spring fashion, Derby-themed games, prizes, and fun! The cost of the event is the same as the number of years that the Kentucky Derby has taken place- 149 years! ​ Get Your Best Hat Run for The Roses Enjoy a Mint Julep Get Ticket Info. "WHAT TO WEAR" INFORMATION All attendees pull out all of the stops when selecting their Kentucky Derby apparel. Pastel-colored suits and dresses, or bold separates that coordinate with their Derby headwear and accessories. We recommend to keep your attire simple, so it doesn't take away from your hat. But if you want to be more bold, stripes and tropical color are always a great decision. Get More Ideas Madison Home Market 2976 E North Foothills Dr, Spokane, WA 99207 Saturday, May 6, 2023 12:00 pm Cocktail Hour 1:00 pm Southern-Themed Lunch 2:00 pm Auction and Paddle Raise 2:45 pm Games and Prizes 3:50 pm Kentucky Derby Live Feed VIP SILENT AUCTION If you’ve been plagued with wanderlust, we’ve got some amazing packages for you to embark on the trip of a lifetime. Relax and unwind – all while supporting a good cause! All proceeds go to benefit Believe in Me and our mission to help marginalized kids in the community. Coming Soon MEET OUR SPONSORS

  • A Place to Call Home - Gingerbread Charity Fundraiser | Believe in Me

    Saturday December 2nd, 2023 For times, see detailed event schedule Join the Livestream Event Gift Registry Registration Coming Soon Gingerbread House Decorating Activity Let’s keep up with this fun holiday tradition! Believe in Me is cordially inviting you to join us for A Place to Call Home Charity Fundraiser. Have a sweet and special afternoon decorating Gingerbread Houses, drinking hot cider or hot cocoa, and telling Santa your holiday wishes. In addition, we are celebrating the important work local children's charities are doing to help kids experiencing homelessness have a safe place to call home. These programs support our mission by creating a sense of family and community while building the skills and self-esteem kids need to fuel their futures. ​ The Gingerbread Kit starts at TBD, hurry up because is going fast! Use the "Register Now" button below to register by Saturday, December 2. ​ If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at 509.448.1412. Thank you for your support — this event is SOLD OUT but you can still join our livestream! Looking for a fun volunteer opportunity? Click here to help us make this a special day ! GINGERBREAD FUNDRAISING EVENT A Place to Call Home Location: Hub Sports Center Dec. 2 - 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm Gingerbread Kit: Starting at $TBD Coming Soon Watch Last Year's Event Not quite sure what a Gingerbread decorating party looks like? No problem! Take a look at last year's inaugural virtual event. We heard stories from three residents and saw the positive impact this work is making on their lives. Ricky Webster also made his appearance to make the night magical for all involved. Watch Video Corporate Sponsorship Options North Pole Adventure Sponsor $5,000 ​ Featured in the event video Outdoor billboard coverage Logo on the event page Included in event press release Weekly social media posts Quarterly newsletter (8) Gingerbread House Kits ​ ​ Get Flyer Santa’s Village Sponsor $2,500 ​ Outdoor billboard coverage Logo on the event page Included in event press release Social media posts Quarterly newsletter (6) Gingerbread House Kits ​ ​ ​ Get Flyer Home for the Holidays Sponsor $1,000 ​ Logo on the event page Included in an event press release Social media posts Quarterly newsletter (4) Gingerbread House Kits ​ ​ ​ Get Flyer Merry & Bright Sponsor $500 ​ Logo added to event page Quarterly newsletter Social media posts (2) Gingerbread house kits ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Get Flyer Event Details 12:00 pm Check-in 12:15 pm A Place to Call Home Presentation 12:30 am Gingerbread House Decorating Activity 4:00 pm Event Concludes 5:00 pm Drive-In Movies Meet Our Sponsors

  • 0.5K Brat Trot | Believe in Me

    SUNDAY Oct. 7, 2023 Are you a fan of Oktoberfest celebrations? iHeart Radio is partnering with Believe in Me to host the first annual 0.5K Brat Trot. You can celebrate Oktoberfest while helping us raise funds to benefit marginalized kids. Get dressed in your lederhosen and gather your family and friends to join us for the most entertaining 0.5K race you will ever run. Your $25 entry fee will include beer, bratwurst, and other fun activities for you to participate in. This inaugural event will also feature local food trucks, root beer pong, and a jump house for the whole family to enjoy. Show the most vulnerable kids in the community that you believe in them and sign up today! ​ Thank you for your support! Get Tickets Event Details TBD Runner Check-In TBD Brat Trot Race (all ages) TBD Costume Contest TBD Awards Ceremony TBD Event Concludes 4 - 8:00 pm Spokane Fresh HOP Festival 2023 Sponsorship Packages Ultimate Brä t Sponsor $5,000 8 Entry Tickets & Unlimited Food/Drink Tokens plus Personalized Beer Stein Full page ad in program Entry for 8 into VIP tent! Your LOGO on: - Commemorative Beer Stein - Winner Stand - Hand fan for each guest - Event Webpage - Post-Event Blog - Billboard ShoutOUT on: Weekly Social Media Posts Quarterly Newsletter Event Press Release & Radio Spot PLUS Upgraded Swag Bag! Let´s Chat Hot or Trot Sponsor $2,500 6 Entry Tickets & Food/Drink Tokens for 6 1/2 page ad in the program Entry for 6 into the VIP tent! Your LOGO on: - Winner Stand - Hand fan for each guest - Event Webpage - Post-Event Blog - Billboard ShoutOUT on: Weekly Social Media Posts Quarterly Newsletter Event Press Release & Radio Spot PLUS Upgraded Swag Bag! Let´s Chat Lederhosen Lot Sponsor $1,000 4 Entry Tickets & Food/Drink Tokens for 4 1/4 page ad in program Entry for 4 into VIP tent! Your LOGO on: - Winner Stand - Hand fan for each guest - Event Webpage - Post-Event Blog ShoutOUT on: Weekly Social Media Posts Quarterly Newsletter Event Press Release & Radio Spot PLUS Upgraded Swag Bag! Let´s Chat Keg crew Sponsor $500 2 Entry Tickets & Food/Drink Tokens for 2 Logo in program Entry for 2 into VIP tent! Your LOGO on: - Winner Stand - Hand fan for each guest - Event Webpage - Post-Event Blog ShoutOUT on: Weekly Social Media Posts Quarterly Newsletter Event Press Release & Radio Spot PLUS Upgraded Swag Bag! Let´s Chat Meet Our Sponsors 0.5K Brat Trot Bavarian Fun Run and Brewfest Date: Oct. 7, 2023 Location: CenterPlace Regional Event Center Registration Fee: TBD Get Tickets

  • 2022 Annual Report | Believe in Me

    Donate to Help a Kid Donate to Help a Kid Donate to Help a Kid Donate to Help a Kid Donate to Help a Kid Donate to Help a Kid Donate to Help a Kid Donate to Help a Kid Donate to Help a Kid Read More I hope the new year finds you and your family well. It's hard to believe that 2022 is already over! It was such a great year for Believe in Me and we accomplished a lot thanks to the support of our volunteers, donors, and corporate partners. Let me tell you about some of what we were able to achieve with your help. Your generosity helped us fund 18 children's charity programs in 2022, which helps make sure kids have a safe place to call home, a family that loves them, a feeling of community, and opportunities to learn, build self-esteem and have fun. We're so grateful to our volunteers for their gifts of time and talents and so thankful for our donors who make it all possible. We couldn't do what we do without you! A Message From The CEO Julie Wukelic Annual Report 2 0 2 2 Grant Awards - $134,306 Triple Play Program $7,553 Thrive{ology} for Underserved Youth Program $8,000 Building Resiliency Through Relationships $10,000 The ZoNE Expanded Learning Partnership Program $16,000 Education Success Program $14,000 Sleep Safe Program $6,000.00 Pathfinder Outreach Troops Program $5,000 Hybrid Drop-In and Basic Needs Program $10,000 Keep Playing in Spokane Program $5,000 Dare to Dream Program $10,500 Love Box Program $10,500 Spokane Youth Symphony Concerts at The Fox Theater Program $10,000 Freedom Railroad Program $11,253 Compassion Changes Everything Outreach Program $10,500 Triple Play Program $7,553 Thrive{ology} for Underserved Youth Program $8,000 Building Resiliency Through Relationships $10,000 The ZoNE Expanded Learning Partnership Program $16,000 Education Success Program $14,000 Sleep Safe Program $6,000.00 Pathfinder Outreach Troops Program $5,000 Hybrid Drop-In and Basic Needs Program $10,000 Keep Playing in Spokane Program $5,000 Dare to Dream Program $10,500 Love Box Program $10,500 Spokane Youth Symphony Concerts at The Fox Theater Program $10,000 Freedom Railroad Program $11,253 Compassion Changes Everything Outreach Program $10,500 Triple Play Program $7,553 Thrive{ology} for Underserved Youth Program $8,000 Building Resiliency Through Relationships $10,000 The ZoNE Expanded Learning Partnership Program $16,000 Education Success Program $14,000 Sleep Safe Program $6,000.00 Pathfinder Outreach Troops Program $5,000 Hybrid Drop-In and Basic Needs Program $10,000 Keep Playing in Spokane Program $5,000 Dare to Dream Program $10,500 Love Box Program $10,500 Spokane Youth Symphony Concerts at The Fox Theater Program $10,000 Freedom Railroad Program $11,253 Compassion Changes Everything Outreach Program $10,500 Enrichment $56,553 Our enrichment grants nurture curiosity, wonder, and creativity in kids through play, the arts, and outdoor immersion Wraparound Services $31,000 Our wraparound services grants use teamwork and coordinated resources to provide healing for disadvantaged kids Education $19,000 Our educational grants engage, empower, and inspire struggling kids to believe in their future Transitional Living $17,253 Our transitional living grants provide support, resources, and a safe place to call home for disadvantaged kids Foster Care & Adoption $10,500 Our foster care and adoption grants help protect, stabilize, and nurture the most disadvantaged children in our community 2022 Grants house 47 kids in consistent caregiving hand protecting two kids 45 foster youth excelling academic goals small hand on big hand 131 youth in therapy and healing programs graduation cap and diploma 47 previously homeless kids learning trees in front of a river 60 online nature videos for kids Diversity & Inclusion We are committed to building a more just and equitable organization and community where all individual can achieve their full potential. It is the policy of the Foundation to provide and promote equal opportunity for all people without regard for race, color, creed, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, familial status, veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability. Upcoming Events Fundraising Events Donors → Individuals who have demonstrated their generosity and support to the kids in our community. Sponsors → Local businesses that have sponsorship and are aligned with our mission. Volunteers → Individuals who have donated their knowledge and skills to contribute the Foundation's mission. Media Partnerships → Media partnerships are collaborations that are can help us to raise the visibility of our cause. Thank You! Allow two kids to have access to an online video-based course called Nature at Home, encouraging nature exploration in parks and backyards at no cost Inspire and encourage two youths in a low-income situation to go to college, and support them with the tools and resources they need to succeed Allows ten victims of human trafficking to be relocated to a safe place and provide them with care for trauma Provides five foster families a love box full of items to celebrate special months like the beginning of the school year, birthdays, thanksgiving, Christmas and more. Cover the expenses of two kids to enroll in the Youth Symphony, and perform concerts in the Woldson Theater at the Fox Donations Make A Difference Donate Vision Mission Our mission is to fund children’s charities that provide disadvantaged kids with a safe place to call home, a family that loves them, a feeling of community, and opportunities to learn, build self-esteem, and have fun. Our vision is to help every kid to develop the self-coincidence they need to succeed. Stories Of Impact Child Abuse Prevention Month: Building Community To Increase Protective Factors April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month, the Children’s Bureau in the Administration on Children, Youth, and Families encourages communities to increase awareness about child and family safety. Read Article By Alexandra Martinez Native American People: Honoring Their History, Recognizing Their Cultures November is Native American Heritage Month, a special time when we honor the history and culture of Native American people. In this blog, we are going to explore some of their many contributions and recognize their heritage. Read Article By Alexandra Martinez Rueben Mayes: The Story of a Canadian Boy Turned NFL Rookie of the Year Rueben Mayes was born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1963. Growing up on a rural farm, he developed a love for football at a young age and played high school football at North Battleford Comprehensive High School. Read Article By Julie Wukelic Helping You To Understand What Marginalization Is And How It Impacts Kids Marginalization , also referred to as social exclusion , occurs when certain groups do not have equal access to various areas within our society. Read Article By Alexandra Martinez Introduction of Forthcoming Blog Series In blogs that will be posted in the weeks ahead, each of the Agencies that were awarded a Grant for 2023 will be featured in an every-other-week post. In the field of philanthropy, foundations have opportunities to make significant life-changing events: Grants. Read Article By Cameryn Flynn Program Expense Ratio X.X Read more The program expense ratio is the percentage of its expenses that go towards programs and services rather than overhead or fundraising, and it is important for donors as a measure of how efficiently the organization is using its resources to fulfill its mission, with a higher ratio generally considered better. Liabilities to Assets Ratio X.X Read more The liabilities to asset ratio measures the organization's financial leverage and risk by comparing its debts to its total assets; this metric is important for donors as it provides insight into the organization's financial stability, and a lower ratio is generally considered better. Administrative Expense Ratio X.X Read more The administrative expense ratio is the percentage of its total expenses that are spent on administrative and overhead costs, and it is important for donors to understand how efficiently a nonprofit uses their donations, with a lower ratio indicating more efficient use of funds. Fundraising Expense Ratio X.X Read more The fundraising expense ratio is the percentage of its total expenses that go toward fundraising activities, and it is important for donors as a measure of how efficiently a nonprofit is using its resources to raise funds, with a lower ratio indicating more efficient fundraising practices. Working Capital Ratio 1.41 Read more The working capital ratio measures its ability to cover short-term liabilities with available assets, and it's important for donors as it indicates the organization's financial health; a higher ratio is generally better as it signifies greater liquidity and financial stability. Financial Summary

  • Children's Charities | Believe in Me | United States

    Believing in the Future... One Kid at a Time! Our vision is to help every kid develop the self-confidence they need to succeed Get to Know Us Supporting Programs That Boost Kids' Confidence How We Make a Difference Volunteers Make the Magic Come Alive In order to funnel your donations directly to the programs that are important to you, we save money by relying on the myriad of talents in our volunteer pool. Their support frees up precious resources to put more funds towards helping kids. Thanks to the support of our dedicated volunteers, we’ve completely rebuilt our business processes to be more efficient and streamlined, and we’re just getting started! Here are some examples of the great work our volunteers do. ​ Providing oversight on our board of directors Building, managing, and maintaining our website IT support, information security, and logistical assistance Bookkeeping and accounting support Analytics and business intelligence expertise Digital advertising and social media management Event planning and coordination Start Volunteering See Your Donation at Work With 100% of your donation supporting our five pillars of caring, we’re able to ensure that every dollar you give helps the kids who need it most. We focus on investing in initiatives that create sustainable change and maximize the impact of your donation. Good Stewards With Every Donation Made Your Donations Are Helping Kids Every Day Transitional Living House 82 Youth Supported Through Transitional Living Programs Hand givng cover to kids Foster Care & Adoption 53 Foster Youth Supported Through Care Programs Wraparound Services 1,466 Youth Supported with Wrap-Around Services Big hand supporting small hand Education Graduation cap and diploma 987 Youth Empowered Through Education Programs Enrichment Trees and river 2,482 Youth Benefitted from Enrichment Programs We measure success by the lives that have been changed. That’s a difficult thing to quantify, so we’ve put together a few statistics for you. Thanks to the support of our generous donors, we’ve supported over 725 kids in 14 years, and that’s just the start! Donate to Help a Kid Donate to Help a Kid Legacy Lounge Leaving a Legacy Every Second Wednesday, Every Month Certified Finance Experts Learn About: Charitable Gift Annuities, Saving on Your Taxes, and More Happy Hour: Enjoy beer, wine, and appetizers Entrance Fee: FREE, Registration Needed Learn More Second Wednesday, Every Month Believe in Me Drag Beauty Pageant Highball at Northern Quest Casino Lounge Help Us Crown The Next Miss Believe in Me Supporting LGBTQ+ community Exclusive event and feast on a fantastic four-course meal Sponsorships Packages Available Entrance Fee: $100 pp, $125 VIP Learn More Mar. 4, 2023 Kentucky Derby Charity Event Run for the Roses Magnolia Event Center at Madison Home Furnishing Kentucky Derby-inspired food The finest spring fashion Derby-themed games, prizes, and fun Sponsorships Packages Available Entrance Fee: Starting at $80 Learn More May 6, 2023 Believe in Me Charity Golf Tournament Circling Raven Golf Club in Worley, ID. Cheating for Charity AM Round PM Round Sponsorships Packages Available Entrance Fee: TBD​ ​ Learn More Jun. 9, 2023 Washington State University Home Football Games WSU vs. Wisconsin Badgers • Sept. 9 WSU vs. Northern Colorado Bears • Sept. 16 WSU vs. Oregon State Beavers • Sept. 23 WSU vs. Arizona Wildcats • Oct. 14 WSU vs. Stanford Cardinal • Nov. 4 WSU vs. Colorado Buffaloes • Nov. 17 Learn More Various Dates 0.5K Brat Trot Bavarian Fun Run and Brewfest Spokane Falls Community College iHeart Radio Benefitting Believe in Me Celebrate Oktoberfest Local Food Trucks Get Dressed In Your Lederhosen Corporate Sponsorships Available $25 per person Learn More Oct. 9, 2023 A Place to Call Home Gingerbread Decorating Holiday Event at the HUB Benefitting Children's Charities Assisting Kids Without a Home Corporate Sponsorships Available Gingerbread Kit Starting At $TBD Learn More Dec. 2, 2023 Upcoming Events

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