A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to collaborate with Kate Schnittman, founder and executive director of The Kolbe Fund. Kate and I share mutual friends and colleagues through our networking group, and I was so pleased to finally get to know her better and contribute to the good work of The Kolbe Fund.
Kate and her husband started The Kolbe Fund after receiving such amazing care and support from their family and friends (and strangers) when their son, Max, was diagnosed with a brain tumor four years ago. They wanted to pay it forward and help provide lodging to families in financial need who must travel for critical pediatric care.
In just two years, The Kolbe Fund has provided more than 1,000 nights of lodging for families. This is a remarkable number, and it serves as a testament to Kate’s hard work and can-do attitude.
I had the opportunity to contribute to The Kolbe Fund by helping Kate draft some imperative communication for her donor list. Over just a few days, Kate and I worked through her ideas and created copy she could use and send without much investment of her time. (Can you guess that she’s getting busier and busier with the success of this organization?!) I was so happy to give Kate a little stress relief, and working with this organization meant a lot to me too.
If you are considering donating to charities during this holiday season (or during #GivingTuesday), please keep The Kolbe Fund in mind.