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MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Hello Friends,

We’re excited to have earned recognition as a “Great Nonprofit.” Of course, we already knew that!  GREAT NONPROFITS is a website, like Yelp, or the Better Business Bureau where clients, donors, volunteers and supporters can review us. We’ve been reviewed many times and the reviews have been stellar. These stories are
submitted by people who know us best -- our clients, donors, volunteers, and others -- those who have experienced the impact of our nonprofit work up close! You can read the reviews here. We’d love it if you would leave a review of your own!  It’s going to be a busy season! I look forward to catching up with you at one of the many in-person events going on over the next three months. Remember, you are always welcome to stop by the office too! We’re open on Monday’s, Wednesdays and Fridays.                                                                                                              
-Jill Gonzalez, Executive Director, Women's Storybook Project

WSP WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBERS!

The Women’s Storybook Project Board of Directors is pleased and proud to welcome three new members! They have joined the ranks this year and have made a three-year term commitment to serve.

Ann Graham is a former lawyer and current student at the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. She is a Rotarian and has extensive board experience. Ann came to our Storybook luncheon this year and was drawn to our work.

Lisa Holleran Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at St. Edward’s University and has worked with WSP in the past on fundraising and research. She conducted our first qualitative research studies.  Her expertise in the field will be invaluable.

Marty Loeber has been a long-time supporter of WSP and works out of San Antonio. His title is SVP Ad Valorem Tax, UK & Canadian Law at Valero Energy. Marty has served on the board of San Antonio CASA, and YMCA before joining the WSP board.

HAVE YOU READ?

Team Leaders, volunteers, caregivers and mothers all respond the same to the beautiful book, The Invisible String. When a donor brought it to our founder Judith Dullnig - she read it and knew right away that it would be an amazing signature book for the Women’s Storybook Program. It is a perfect tool for coping with separation anxiety, loss, and grief. If you haven’t had the pleasure of reading it yet, a mother tells her two children that they're all connected by an invisible string.

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WSP IS HONORED TO HAVE TWO NEW SUPPORTERS THIS FALL!


The Tocker Foundation has provided WSP a grant for additional digital voice recorders for each unit and funds to enrich our book collection. We will be able to supplement our donated books with titles that reflect racial, ethnic and cultural diversity and add chapter books for our older children, including graphic novels. We are grateful!


We are also thankful to H.E.B. Tournament of Champions for coming on board with a grant for general program support.  This is always needed and highly appreciated!

TESTIMONIAL FROM A MOTHER

UPDATE: LEADERSHIP AUSTIN

    Leadership Austin Emerge Class of 2018
 
This past July, the Leadership Austin Emerge Class of 2018 completed their year (pictured above)
Sun Connor, our Operations Manager, was a member of the class and had this to say about her experience...
 
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THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS DONORS!

In Kind Donors
Jamie Dickens
U.T. Austin – Surplus Properties

Book Donations
BookSpring
Janie Gentil – in memory of Paul Graham
Sean and Jeanine Hudson
Mandy Kelly

Recent Donors:
Hugh Brown
Amber Carden
Mary Clark
Linda and Geoffrey Cox
Richard and Shannon Egan
Gamma Nu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma
 
Recent Donors (cont.):
Grace Fleming
Mary Nell Frucella
H.E.B. Tournament of Champions
Home Economists in Home and Community
William and Martha Hudson
Jacqueline King
Marty Loeber
Valerie Maurer
Anne Marie Mudd
Rex and Karen Preis
Sun City Texas Community Association
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church
Sam and Melinda Sparks
Tocker Foundation
Lynn Whitcomb

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: Megan Hedgecock & Ean Fulks

    WSP Team Leaders, Megan Hedgecock and Ean Fulks
 
Ean Fulks and Megan Beth Hedgecock are a dynamic duo! They are the Team Leaders for the Lane Murray Unit.  They have recently brought on Meg McKeon as a third team leader and Meg is equally dynamic!

Megan Beth started volunteering for WSP in 2013 after seeing our booth at the Texas Book Festival. In 2014, she met Ean at a summer institute for writing teachers and told her about Women’s Storybook Project. Ean started volunteering too.  In 2015 Megan began leading a team and in 2016, Ean signed up as a co-lead. The rest is history!
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UPCOMING TRAININGS

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WSP STORE: UPDATE

Thank you so much for supporting the Grand Opening of the WSP Store!
It was a great success and WSP was able to raise $1,000 for programs.  In addition, you all look amazing in your WSP gear. Is there something you would like to see in the WSP store? We’ve heard that there should be a t-shirt and we’re working on that.  What would you like to see? Different items? Colors? Let us know at info@storybookproject.org and we’ll see what we can do. The store will be open again during the month of November.

*Please note, clothing items will be bundled and shipped at the end of the shopping cycle (November 30) so there will be a delay in receiving them. All embroidery orders will be sent in at the same time, bulk orders will save us on cost.
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