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February 25, 2021

It's Our Friendiversary!

We've been in operation for one year and we are thrilled to celebrate!

  • February 2020 - New Executive Director, Allison Pauletto chosen to lead new chapter in SW Washington
  • March - Launch of new chapter
  • April - 1st Board meeting; Operations Manager hired; Child selection completed
  • June - Program Director hired; three Friends from Portland transferred to SW Washington to stay with their youth
  • August - Hired three new Friends
  • September - OFFICIAL CHAPTER LAUNCH!!
  • October - Friends for SW Washington event raises over $200k!
  • November - Program Manager hired
  • December - New partnership with the Department of Care and Foster Youth; Development Manager Hired
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