It has been a year of extremes for the Foundation. We began our fiscal year in September 2015, meeting new board members and excitedly discussing our plans to celebrate YWLA’s inaugural graduating Class of 2016. In October we mourned the loss of our Board Chair, Cathy Hirt.
In honor of my dear friend and colleague, I accepted the nomination to complete Cathy’s term as Chair. For me, it has been a time of memories filled with sadness heightened by the hope and anticipation I see in the eyes of 32 young women who are about to travel on journeys that will forever change their lives. I look forward to celebrating the milestones still ahead for the senior class. These moments will forever live within me.
Please take a moment to reflect on the part you may have played in supporting these young women, and the many others who will follow in their footsteps. Whether you are a teacher, a parent or a generous donor; your belief in the power of education has touched us all.
— Debby Stein, Chair
Foundation for the Young Women’s Leadership Academy of Fort Worth