Co-founders and Friends
Who's Behind Releasing Ministry Alliance
Releasing Ministry Alliance's co-founders, Vonn New and Viv Hawkins, are grateful for the support of our home faith communities, Bullshead/Oswego (NYYM) and Central Philadelphia (PhYM) respectively, and the minutes of support for Releasing Ministry from several monthy meetings, and Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting. More minutes are being considered!
Lee Haring and Janet Carter of Bulls Head Meeting serve on Vonn's anchor committee. We are also grateful for the on-going spiritual accountability offered by Mona Cardell, Shan Cretin, Lola Georg, and Kevin Taylor who meet monthly with Viv as appointed by Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting. These CPMM Friends have agreed to serve with Viv on the initial board of Releasing Ministry Alliance as it obtains it 501(c)3 incorporation status. Each of them have contributed to this campaign financially, through prayer, and offering their strong experience among Friends in the diverse areas of non-profit operations, information technologies, and financial stewardship, to name a few.
In a recent interview for Releasing Ministry Alliance's upcoming promotional video, Shan shared,
"Even giving a small amount of money to a good and worthy cause, helps us have ownership in it, helps us see our connection in it, and offers support of a very important kind to a minister.”
With these Friends' generous and expert assistance and the $7,600 raised to date, we're on our way to the $16,000 needed for these purposes:
Lyman Fund grants of $5,000 supplement our current crowdfunding campaign.
- $10,000 to develop and host the full Releasing Ministry Alliance website and create channels to receive funds on behalf of participating ministries,
- $ 1,500 to form the 501(c)3 organization,and
- $ 4,500 for start-up operations such as audit, office supplies, printing, and other organizational expenses.
We've received offers of pro bono services for legal, technical, copyright, editorial, internet security, administrative, and design services so far and extend our sincere gratitude to those several donors.
Please visit gofundme.com/releasingministry to see who else has contributed financially, read their well wishes, and donate yourself!