UW Combined Fund Drive

Coordinator Connections

December 2021

Hi y’all,

This month, like every month, this letter sneaks up on me. Do you have any regular tasks like that? Every month, I think I’ll get it done early and every month, I have been wrong. Although, I did start next month’s letter…

We are in the process of wrapping up this year’s campaign. As of this moment, you’ve donated enough to help build 8 tiny houses and I can’t wait to see what the final number is. Each gift you’ve made to LIHI has made a difference. Every time you’ve told someone about the safe, dignified transition out of homelessness a tiny house provides, you’ve made a difference. I am so proud to be part of such a committed and caring group.

L-R: Dean Speer, Kate Montebello, Annabel Weyhrich, Camille Nagasawa

Things in the office are slowing down, but our fabulous CA team is still hard at work. A huge shout out to this year’s team: Dean Speer, Annabel Weyhrich, Kate Montebello and Camille Nagasawa. They were a great team who did a great job. I am so happy I got to work with all of them and I’m so sad to see them go (shameless plug – Annabel, Kate and Camille are looking for jobs and would be a tremendous asset to the UW community if you are hiring).

Thank you to Nicole Reeve-Parker! She is the queen of all things communications related and keeps this program and our social media fresh and engaging. Plus, she processed a mountain of giving forms and kept me on track (I consider both of those things pretty heroic).

Our fantastic intern, Katerina Dang, has been doing so much behind the scenes this year, it’s hard to know where to start thanking her! A special thank you to my boss, Kimberly Mishra, for giving our team the space and support to try new things.

Of course, my big thank you is to you – our donors and volunteers. You make our work possible, meaningful and fun. There is no UWCFD without U. Thank you your support, engagement, ideas and questions. You really are the best.

Happy holidays and best wishes for a wonderful new year!



Jolyn Mason
Campaign Manager
UW Combined Fund Drive