Dear Ripple Supporters,
Having recently joined the Ripple team as Executive Director, let me begin by saying thank you. First and foremost, to Annie Griffiths, an extraordinary woman who has built a remarkable movement in support of women globally. I am delighted that Annie will remain a key part of the Ripple team in her new role of Executive Producer. And a huge thank you to each and every one of you, who act as advocates for Ripple in so many ways. Your generous donations, wise counsel, and unwavering support are what make Ripple’s work possible.
Thank you to our brilliant photographers, filmmakers, photojournalists, and writers – your creative talent continues to astound me. The inspiring leadership of Michelle Pohlad, Jeanne Farr and every member of Ripple’s Board of Directors and Advisory Group has also been instrumental in charting Ripple’s path over the past ten years. It is an honor to become part of such a fabulous and impactful team.
Throughout my career, I’ve had the privilege to meet many women who, even in the face of adversity, are implementing solutions that build resilience within their communities and give hope to future generations. Having experienced firsthand the power of visual storytelling in helping scale solutions for women and children globally, I believe passionately in the role Ripple plays in illuminating effective programs and advocating for women’s empowerment. Additionally, Ripple’s outstanding recent animation work showcases an innovative approach to education and information delivery across cultures and languages.
While these are challenging times for humanity, I’m heartened by so many positive stories of community, hope and love in the wake of COVID-19. Staying connected while apart has become more important than ever. In the coming weeks Ripple will share some remarkable stories of people who are truly making a difference when it matters. We’ll also be facilitating online sessions that enable our supporters to connect with Ripple’s extraordinary team. Be sure to follow Ripple on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to stay up-to-date. We hope you can join us for these sessions!
Thank you so much for your warm welcome to Ripple, and I look forward to engaging with each of you in the coming months as we continue to buildRipple’s impact in support of women and children around the world. Very best wishes to you and your families in these unprecedented times, and please feel free to get in touch with me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org