FLY Board Annual Dinner

The Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY) board held it's annual board dinner at the Lion and Compass in Sunnyvale.  After six years on board, I termed out so it was a bittersweet celebration for me.  I'm proud of how FLY has flourished during this time.  A few of FLY's many accomplishments in the last six years: FLY has doubled the number of youth it serves in its high touch programs; doubled the number of staff (from 25 to 50); and won the support of its first national funder, the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation.  It has been an honor and privilege to support a great organization with amazing people who are poised to achieve even bigger things.  I will miss you all!

L-R: Lyman Thai (guest), Dick Watts, Taher Savliwala, Amy Parigi, Donna Petkanics (new board president), yours truly, Aparna Bawa, Bill Ihrie, Carol Dressler, Christa Gannon (FLY executive director), Azar Khansari, Toiya Black, Judge James Emerson, Lisa Clark (FLY development director), George Brown, and Aila Malik (FLY strategy and growth director).

With FLY Executive Director Christa Gannon who presented me with this wonderful painting created by a FLY alum.