Almost 40 LIN supporters, Board and staff beat the heavy rain, and came together for a nice and very cozy evening. The guests had an opportunity to network, get to know LIN Board and staff a little better, and tour the newly opened LIN Community Center.
The evening kicked off with a Trivia game, which tested the guests’ knowledge of LIN’s history and work.
Following the game, Dana Doan, LIN’s Strategic Advisor, shared LIN’s major successes in 2012, and our dreams and goals for 2013 and 2014.
The evening’s culmination was an award ceremony, led by Ms. Nguyen Tran Hoang Anh, Chairwoman of LIN Board of Directors, and Prof. Ha Xuan Trung, Member of LIN Board of Advisers. Each of the guests received a small token recognizing their contribution to LIN’s work and achievements.
And a lot was achieved! In 2012 alone, we gained 26 new NPO partners, matched 32 skilled volunteers with local NPOs, provided free training to 606 NPO staff, and directed over $80.000 to programs supporting disadvantaged people in HCMC. All of these achievements, including opening LIN Community Center, also belong to our wonderful Donors, Board Members, Skilled Volunteers, and Partners! Without the trust and support of responsible and thoughtful individuals like LIN’s supporters it is impossible to build a strong and just society where everyone has equal access to opportunities and where local people come together to solve local problems.
The evening’s atmosphere was very warm and family-like, and even after the lights went out due to a surprise blackout, many stayed on and enjoyed a nice chat in candle lit Center!
All of us at LIN sincerely hope that partnership with each and every of our supporters will continue and grow even stronger in the future, and that together we will keep making HCMC a better place!
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