During JWT’s first year of operation, eight women joined around the kitchen table and became founding board members. Each woman brought unique skills, knowledge and know-how to the fledgling company. Bolstered by their enthusiasm and dedication, work began on a fundraising event and the creation of the first season of the At-Homes Salon Theatre Series.
In May of 2008, armed with the newly completed business plan written by Ronda, Andrea Wagner initiated submitting an application to Community Partners, a nonprofit organization that confers nonprofit status on worthy endeavors and assumes fiscal receivership. Andrea and Ronda met with Paul Vandeventer, President & CEO of Community Partners, and Judy Harper, a Program Manager, to discuss the particulars of the business plan and to encourage the expediting of the application, which would make a fall fundraiser a real possibility.
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