HOW FOV HAS BLOSSOMED

2019 In the Works

  • Plans are in place to run our programs in 4 summer camp locations, doubling our reach, a 200 percent increase from last summer when we worked with just 2 organizations.
  • Continue 3 fundraising events

    • May 14, 2019: Second Annual Day of Giving with a $40,000 goal.
    • September 16, 2019: Third Annual Victoria McManus Memorial Golf Tournament with a $30,000 goal.

    • September 28, 2019: Third Annual Birthday Celebration in remembrance of Victoria with a $50,000 goal.

2019 Accomplished

  • Connected with 7 new program partners and already held classes with 5 of them.

  • Added high-school and college classrooms to "Snapshots of Joy" program.

  • Served 127 students, aged 5 to 25, an increase of 9 percent, from last year. We expect this growth to accelerate this summer, our busiest time of the year, with a projected 55 percent increase through summer of 2019 from 2018.

  • Provided instruction at 4 schools, 4 aftercare, and 1 workforce mentoring program.

  • Piloted its newest program, "Collages of Calm", in aftercare with plans to offer it in one of our summer partnerships.

  • Applied for 2 grants.

2018

  • Enrolled 379 children in "Snapshots of Joy" in partnership with 7 organizations at 14 venues.

  • Piloted a new program, "Collages of Calm", with 21 children in partnership with 1 organization at 1 venue.

  • Hired a full-time assistant.

  • Raised more than $131,000:

    • Launched the inaugural FOV Day of Giving on May 14 and raised nearly $33,000.

    • Held the Second Annual Victoria Ann McManus Memorial Golf Tournament and raised $28,000.

    • Gathered for the Second Annual Birthday Celebration in remembrance of Victoria and raised more than $40,000.

  • Moved to commercial office space.

2017

  • Enrolled 316 students in "Snapshots of Joy" in partnership with 4 organizations at 11 venues.

  • Launched the inaugural Victoria Ann McManus Memorial Golf Tournament held on September 25, 2017, which raised more than $26,000.

  • Held the First Annual Birthday Celebration in remembrance of Victoria’s 30th Birthday on September 29, 2017 and raised $42,000.

  • Received a one-time $25,000 gift from ARS Restoration Specialists’ Emerging Not-For-Profits Program.

2016

  • Enrolled 53 students in "Snapshots of Joy" in partnership with 3 organizations at 4 venues.

2015

  • Launched "Snapshots of Joy" with 3 students in partnership with 1 organization at 1 venue.

  • Designated a 501(c)(3) by the IRS.

2014

  • Finding One's Voice, Inc. was incorporated September 29, 2014 on what would have been Victoria’s 27th birthday.