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Caroline Oliver Fund for a New Vision

In memory of Caroline Oliver, the Govern for Impact Board of Directors has established The Caroline Oliver Fund for a New Vision to advance the mission of Govern for Impact and have a significant impact on organizations, communities, and the world.

The Inspiration Lives On: Establishing The Caroline Oliver Fund for a New Vision

Please join the GOVERN for IMPACT community by making a gift of any size, large or small, to express our shared commitment to excellence in governance!

GOVERN for IMPACT established this Fund in 2018 in honor of our late CEO, Caroline Oliver, who selflessly devoted the last years of her life to advancing excellence in governance. As CEO, Caroline and the GOVERN Board of Directors spearheaded an effort that galvanized the community around a far-reaching vision in which boards commonly engage in principled, owner-accountable governance in service to our shared humanity.

The Caroline Oliver Fund supports GOVERN’s important work, that of providing the highest quality governance education, cutting edge research, innovative programs, young professionals governance education scholarships, and advocacy to raise the profile of governance excellence in our public discourse while spreading as much knowledge as possible throughout the world.

Every gift counts this year when our goal is to achieve solidarity with 100% giving on the part of our Board, Leadership Team, and conference goers!

To make a donation by check, mail the check (made payable to 'The Caroline Oliver Fund') to our corporate address:

Govern for Impact
2206 Village West Drive South
Lapeer, MI 48446

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Please note that Govern for Impact is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization , Tax ID #16-1604341, incorporated in the U.S. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Note that deductions vary across nations and with changing tax codes.
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Govern for Impact is still in the early days of our efforts to encourage a culture of generosity to fund ambitious future plans. The Resource Development Team (RDT) is pleased to share that things are definitely moving in the right direction. From the generous contributions of individuals to receiving our first grant monies, our invitations to financially support the good work of Govern for Impact are being well-received.

Why now?

As an organization Govern is dedicated to pursuing excellence in governance all over the globe. Standing firmly on our conviction that Policy Governance® is the gold standard in governance, we’ve committed to growing the available body of research, training up new leaders in governance, resourcing the governance consulting community, and funding initiatives based on the Policy Governance ® model. Aspiring to be the world leader raising the standard of excellence in governance is no small undertaking. It is not for the sake of Govern for Impact that we have set ourselves on this path but for you and everyone like you who knows that excellent governance leads to healthy organizations which leads to accomplishing audacious and world-changing goals. Championing governance excellence to make the world a better place is a goal worth fighting for and, we believe, worth funding!

For this reason, we invite all of you to consider becoming financial partners with Govern for Impact so that, together, we can change the world. Your generous contributions of any size…even $10 a month…play a role in moving Govern for Impact toward accomplishing our goals.

Govern is pleased to offer The International Journal of Governance Excellence as a sharing space for research and exploration in governance excellence. We’re excited to provide future updates on initiatives with which we’re involved in the U.S. and South Africa. We’ve received our first grant funding in the amount of $2,500, a small but significant first for us. Above all, we thank those of you who have joined the ranks of early supporters with your recent year-end contributions.

Over the course of this year’s newsletters we’ll introduce you more fully to our Resource Development Team which now numbers five members: Kathy Wiener, Elaine Vandale, Eve Wenger, Tim Kurth, and Karen Fryday-Field. We’re thankful for their volunteer service and the extensive experience each brings to the team. The RDT invites you to consider supporting Govern for Impact financially. Join us in advancing governance for a better world and make your one-time or recurring gift today. Use the Caroline Oliver Fund for a New Vision form below to give now! Thank you!!

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