Well friends, we made it to the end of the year. This year has been full of challenges on many different levels beyond what we anticipated. We all lived through it so there’s no need to rehash the rollercoaster that was 2017.
Your contributions and support have been bright spots in what was sometimes a very overwhelming year. Your investment in HYPE and its vision to create a new generation of leaders in philanthropy produced some of the proudest and greatest moments in HYPE’s history. In 2017:
HYPE raised double the amount of money of any previous year. On Give OUT Day alone we raised $17,000, winning us the title of Most Money Raised by a Small Bay Area Organization. Not bad for an entirely volunteer-run organization!
HYPE doubled our grantmaking budget. HYPE granted a total of $30,000 to 6 amazing grantees who represent a wonderful variety of communities that exist under the LGBTQ+ umbrella.
HYPE doubled our Leadership Team. We created a diverse group of leaders ready to steer philanthropy and motivate young people to embody a culture of giving back to their communities.
The HYPE Leadership Team voted for two new co-chairs, David Craig and Nico Calvo Rosenstone. You can learn more about them here.
HYPE’s donor community grew to more than 500 individuals making annual contributions to our giving circle.
As you can see, your support has helped us build a strong foundation. In 2018, HYPE will be more innovative and influential than ever before.
As you think of your end of the year giving, we ask that you consider making a gift to HYPE one last time before the end of the year.