Thursday, March 18, 2010

Our Board of Directors & a NEW video!

I don't have a lot to report BUT I did have a few items of note:

Our board meeting was this evening. As usual, it was productive. We have a lot going on and I think the next 3-6 months are going to be very exciting for the foundation. We are very close to launching our application process for families needing financial assistance. We will also be moving forward with some exciting fundraising options in the next few months. Have to put some ducks in a row but the wheels are in motion. [Can I use any more cliches?]

As this was our first official Board meeting since the passage of our Bylaws, we needed to hold elections for officers. Our Executive Committee will be spearheaded this year by John Toscano (Chair/Treasurer), Emily Starrett (Vice Chair), and Meredith Hayes (Secretary). I don't know if we have had an opportunity to recognize the members of our Board here, but I suppose now is a good a time as any. The Board is rounded out by the following members: Kim Thies, Pam Myers, Lauren Coe, Jay Campbell, and Dr. Anna Madland.

Our other major announcement is to present a marketing video that we have created. Once we redesign the website, this will be the introduction to the site. There's a copy of it currently on YouTube but it needs a little refining (for some reason the music cut off at the end). You can view the video in its entirety here in the blog and I will post it on Facebook as well. I would recommend having tissues handy though. I created it and have viewed it SEVERAL times and it still makes me a little weepy every time I see it. I guess that's the point, right? Our emotions inspire us to do great things for the greater good.

CJs Thumbs Up Foundation (CJSTUF)

The music is a song called Two Thumbs Up by musician Johnny Bregar. We found him and this song quite by accident (Thanks Cara!) and he has graciously given us permission to use the song within the video. Go buy one of his CDs in honor of CJ. Pretty good kid's music if you ask me!

Poor Roger is feeling the harsh effects of seasonal allergies. Here's hoping he feels better soon!


  1. Amazing stuff you all are doing! Charlotte is certainly in the hearts and thoughts of so many! Hugs and love to you all!

    I'd love to help with the foundation if there's room .... whatever you need me to do!

  2. Just amazing! The song is perfect. I know Charlotte's butterfly wings are fluttering with excitement over the impact her foundation will make in many lives. You all are in our hearts and our thoughts. And Roger & Rachel, you are also one in a million (just like beautiful Charlotte)!

    Stephanie, Tim, Daniel & Elizabeth

  3. Great video - that song really is perfect.

    Hope all you runners are training hard for the 10k. I'm off to run 5 miles.


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