Love and Transgression
Every once in awhile I get a fund request from one of my several alma maters and I'm reminded of what I
received from the time I spent in school. Sometimes I just recycle the letter, but often I will stop and write a check - not only because I
about my personal experience, but because I know that my support will help insure that those institutions exist for future generations.
Recently, an old professor of mine tracked me down and wrote an email asking after me. He
let me know that he has since retired and is now Emeritus. It was wonderful hearing from him. I recalled that his lessons have
stood me in good stead over the years, and that his presence in my life meant a lot to me. I took a minute and wrote him back, thanking him for
his many gifts. I hate to admit it, but the "thank you" was long overdue.
For the first time in Rockwood's history we are formally
reaching out to our
2000 alumni to encourage you
to invest in our
Some of you have financially supported us over the years, and for
that I thank you. This
the first time others
you will make a financial gift to us, and I thank you in advance for the gift.
I'm hoping that you will not recycle this request, nor will it take you as long as it took me to
acknowledge my professor of so long ago. This is a good time to take a moment and invest in Rockwood. Our work is hardly over, and we'd
like to be around for many years, so that the next generation of leaders has a place to learn, connect and get the support they need as they work to
transform the world. Rockwood believes that nonprofit leadership can and should reflect the diverse communities in which we live and work, so
keep our trainings affordable we typically underwrite from 50% to 80% of the cost of all our trainings. To continue to do this, we need your
I've become a Rockwood sustainer, and I invite you to join me with a donation of $10, $20 or $50 a month
on your credit card by clicking here. It's safe and protected information--and your donation will support the participation of hundreds of
fellow activists, organizers, and policy advocates who want and need the tools and skills that Rockwood trainings provide. Leadership is one of the
best investments one can make, and your support will insure that we are healthy and
vibrant for years to come.