Dear Friends of the Coalition,
The atmosphere in Kansas and at KCSDV not only seems to be about change, but also about strengths and priorities. Change can provide an opportunity for review, reflection, and a renewed commitment to our cause.
Have no doubt, KCSDV remains strong and dynamic. Over the last year, KCSDV staff responded to nearly 4,000 calls for technical assistance from advocates and allies. KCSDV also sponsored over 100 in-person training events and 50 Webinars, reaching more than 3,200 people with critical information about sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. KCSDV and its member programs have implemented a new standards and accreditation process that is committed to building the services that “every victim every time” deserves.
That said, in the face of today’s economic realities, it is critical for KCSDV to develop a funding base outside the public sector. Local programs rely heavily on support from the private sector and I urge you to continue that support. At the same time, KCSDV’s private sector revenue totals less than 1% of its budget and we need to increase that percentage.
Our goal with this letter is to raise an initial $25,000 to support an annual fundraising campaign with growing returns.
I invite you to be a part of this exciting and important initiative by making a contribution. With your help, the Coalition will continue to stand strong and remain consistent in its advocacy for victims and survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
Thank you for your support,