Serve Well Blog

October 2011 Entries


The Ripple Effect and Global Citizen Awards

The Krista Foundation | Krista Foundation Press

The Ripple EffectOn March 4th, 2012, the Krista Foundation will recognize three mid-career professionals whose lives have been shaped by service and whose service-centered leadership is making "a ripple effect" in one of the KF's focus areas: Urban U.S.A., the environment, or the developing world.

These three Global Citizens will be an integral part of our community fundraising event The Ripple Effect: Service changes you, service changes the world this spring.

The Krista Foundation cultivates service leadership in its on-going work with twenty-something young adults engaging the world through service. Our hope is to honor local mid-career professionals (ages 30-50) who embody this ideal. The Global Citizen Award honors people who exemplify the qualities necessary to create community and sustainable futures for people and the environment

Please spread the word about the event via email and social networks!

The Ripple Effect is March 4th, 2012 | Check out event details (link)

Email the KF if you'd be interested in hosting a table or sponsoring this event.


The Krista Foundation is Serving TEA

The Krista Foundation | Krista Foundation Press, Community

teacupJoin us for tea and conversation. We'd love to share about The Krista Foundation's work and receive your advice and feedback.

"Steep" in stories of TEA (Transformation: Ethics and Accompaniment).
Get a taste of how the Krista Foundation helps young leaders transform service experiences into lives of service leadership.

Spring dates to be announced.

Our Seattle/Greenlake office:
6827 Oswego Pl. NE
Suite A
Seattle, WA 98115

Service changes you. Service changes the world.

It's just for conversation. There won't be an ask.


2011 Breakfast: Forging Hearts of Service

The Krista Foundation | Krista Foundation Press, Community

some members of breakfast committeeOn September 29th, over 280 guests from the Spokane community gathered for the 7th Annual Krista Foundation Breakfast: Forging Hearts of Service.

The program quickly came alive thanks to a special drum performance by Ferris High School students.

Soon after, three Krista Colleagues shared lessons from their service experiences. Each is part of the Krista Foundation's ecumenical cohort mentoring program for service volunteers. Here is a very quick recap:

Meaghan Driscoll served last year in Aberdeen, and is currently working at a shelter in Spokane. She spoke of the challenges and redemption of her service last year, including an unlikely friendship that has shaped her heart. 

Jeremiah Sataraka shared a poem that has been inspirational in forging his heart for the city. He invited us into his reflections as he challenges himself to love the city, and spoke on how a national conference helped him gain tools to be of local influence-- especially in issues impacting the Asian Pacific Islander community.

Amy McNair shared about her service with the Tony Blair Foundation, including heartbreaking encounters in an African village gripped by malaria. Compelled by her Christian faith, she spent her service year building interfaith efforts to combat this preventable disease, and celebrates that deaths from malaria are slowly declining.

Overall, guests at the Breakfast help raise $45,000 in gifts and pledges to support the work of the Krista Foundation. Special thanks goes to the breakfast committee, our 40 table captains, and our sponsors.

Major sponsor was Viren & Associates. Event sponsors include Banner Bank, Gonzaga University, Spokane Teachers Credit Union, Waddell and Reed, Washington Trust Bank, and Whitworth University People to People provided all graphics for printed materials, and assisted with the Foundation video.

The Krista Foundation is grateful to all who attended and to many who chose to support its work-- empowering young adults to transform service experiences in to creative lives of service leadership!