I am very excited to welcome you to our newly designed website. To say that this has been a long time coming is a great understatement, but finally it is here! To everyone involved in this effort, especially our board treasurer, Andrea Ferreira, past-chair, Larry Raff, Secretary, John Perry and especially our web designer, Robin Frans, a big thank you! I also want to thank our great board for its support and ongoing encouragement to get this task completed.

Some of the new features of the site will be our brand, spanking new logo and the much more modern and appealing look of the site — especially color and graphics. Users will find it far easier to navigate with a more user friendly interface. For members and non-members alike, you’ll find event registration for our programs much better, with easy to follow prompts and links. We’ve added a new blog feature, where each of our very competent and seasoned board members will present a topic of interest each month and we’ll invite our members to comment and tell us what they think. Members will also have easy access to all of our archived event videos in one easy to navigate place. We also have a new Meet the Board page that includes photos of our board members with brief background information including current titles, work locations and work experience.

Finally, we hope you will enjoy and use the new site. We look forward to serving our members and friends in the future with this great new tool and invite you to share with us your thoughts and insights about the site. We are looking forward to our fall and winter programs and then the new year — our 25th Anniversary year! Help come join us to celebrate this special organization and the valuable role it plays in reinforcing the great philanthropic work of so many vital nonprofits in the region.

Cheers and best wishes,

Mark T. Cummings