A Letter from the Board President

Over the past several years, I have had the pleasure of watching Craine House evolve into an organization of which many can be proud.  During this time, we moved to a larger facility that allows us to serve four times as many women and their children, continually add programs, and expand our staff and service providers.  Through hard work and dedication from the Executive Director, staff, and Board of Directors, the bar has been raised.  Craine House has faced our share of challenges, but because of this dedication we experienced many successes.

 

Craine House has witnessed many women successfully complete the program through the years.  These women left with gainful employment, stable housing, addictive behaviors under control, and most importantly, the ability to parent their children in a healthy manner.   A major component to effectively completing the program is our on-site learning opportunities for the women and children.  While we offer many valuable programs for the women and children, our child development and culinary vocation programs are two that stand out.  These are skills that will stay with these women for a lifetime.

 

With success also comes challenges.  Just like many other non-profit organizations, we rely on different funding sources to maintain and grow our organization.  While we demonstrated a level of success at raising money for the organization, the cost of maintaining a high level of standards for the women, children, and a large facility continues to rise.  With the dedication of the Board of Directors, Executive Director, and staff, we are confident that our efforts will continue to raise awareness for Craine House and its valuable services in our community.  We are dedicated to raising our donor engagement and grant awards to its highest level.

 

As we move forward, I am proud of what Craine House has accomplished during the past year.  We are a strong and vibrant organization, and we will continue our efforts to provide a culture of self-sufficiency and self-confidence that will allow our residents to leave with the tools needed to create brighter futures for themselves and their children.

 

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Craine House, thank you!

Michael Burley

Board President

Board of Directors

Michael Burley, President

Chair, Finance/Audit Committee

Vice President, Meridian Investment Advisors

 

Josh Moudy, Vice President

Chair, Governance Committee

Attorney, Kammen & Moudy

 

Matt Gray, Treasuer

Communications Committee

Senior Associate, CBRE

 

Michael Cook, Secretary

Communications Committee

Senior Vice President, CBRE - Occupier Services

 

Lisa Gaus, At Large Officer

Programs Committee

Director of Human Resources, The Indianapolis Zoo

 

Bill Schlies, At Large Officer

Chair, Facilities Committee

Vice President, Jani-King of Indianapolis

 

Bruce Edelen

Governance Committee

CEO, Oncology Reimbursement Management

 

Patricia Ritz

Chair, Communications Committee

Civic Volunteer

 

Regina Sharrow

Programs Committee

Attorney, Faegre Baker Daniels

 

Bishop Catherine Waynick

Ex-Officio

Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis

 

 

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