BAVC is happy to share exciting news with you – the Barrington Area Community Foundation has awarded the Barrington Area Volunteer Connection a 3-year grant to sustain our work!
BACF is also committed to introducing philanthropy to the next generation via our Youth Advisory Council (YACsters). To learn more about BACF, please visit here.
As part of our weekly nonprofit profile, we interviewed Robin Kelleher, BACF Grants Co-Chair to learn more about BACF. Read more below.
Below is Barrington Area Volunteer Connection’s eighth installment of their profile program, highlighting non-profits using BAVC for their volunteering needs. Keep reading for the profile of the Barrington Area Community Foundation.
Interview with Robin Kelleher – Grants Co-Chair | Barrington Area Community Foundation
Why did you select BAVC to be a grant recipient this year?
How does BACF utilize volunteers?
Our Board of Directors is 100% volunteer
My husband, Andy Kelleher, was a board member a few years ago and served as grants co-chair so I became intimately aware of all the good BACF was doing in our community supporting NFPs. I knew that I wanted to continue to be a part of this valuable organization. I know all of us on the board love our Barrington community for all that it offers to the people that live here. We are truly a “community” in its purest form. That is why we volunteer our time to give back and further support the unmet needs of our neighbors.
We have just concluded our regular 2020-21 grant cycle, but plan to conduct an additional grant cycle later this year using restricted funds from our Barrington Area COVID Response Fund. Charities should check our website for details as they become available. This fund is to support charities who may be struggling due to the inability to conduct traditional fundraising events last year, as well as charities supporting individuals directly affected by COVID, i.e. job loss, financial difficulties, emotional stress.
The commitment shown by BAVC’s ambassadors, technical experts, community outreach team, and website development group were instrumental for BAVC to be selected for this award.
‘The BAVC takes the strength of the Barrington Area Development Council’s social network, intellectual capital, and talent pool, and pairs them with the Barrington Area Library’s knowledge base, training assets, and reputation as a community resource. The result is a collaborative powerhouse with broad and deep reach.’
‘Everybody wins with BAVC: nonprofit leaders are supported in their work, our citizens receive all the rewards of being part of something bigger than themselves and our community benefits from the good work of the organizations and individuals involved.’
Interesting in becoming a part of Barrington Area Volunteer Connection? Join today at volunteer.thebavc.org!