On May 11, Fremont Area Community Foundation hosted more than 70 donors for lunch and a report on the organization’s recently updated strategic framework. The luncheon was held at The Pavilion at Waters Edge in Fremont.

Shelly Kasprzycki, the Community Foundation’s president and CEO, welcomed guests and, after lunch, shared highlights from the new strategic framework. One area Kasprzycki touched on was the organization’s guiding principles of building goodwill, earning trust, and strengthening relationships.

“These guiding principles are absolutely essential to our work,” said Kasprzycki. “A community foundation is nothing unless we have the trust of donors and of the community we serve. We want to be the very best vessel for philanthropic endeavors we can be.”

Kasprzycki also talked about the idea of positive disruption. “It means taking a pro-active approach to creating positive, lasting change,” she said. As an example, Kasprzycki and Lindsay Hager, vice president and chief philanthropy officer, shared that the Community Foundation is exploring a new initiative to help address the local housing shortage.

Following the presentation, those in attendance were given the chance to share their own thoughts on the strategic framework and their ideas for enhancing the Community Foundation’s efforts.

“We are grateful for your contributions,” said Kasprzycki. “Everything we do is made possible by you.”