Alternatives to Violence plans breakfast fundraiser
Agency seeking funds to maintain its counseling services and safehouse for victims of violence.
Glenda Shayne, executive director of Alternatives to Violence, poses for a portrait in the nonprofit's local Safehouse on Oct. 7, 2015, in Loveland. (Reporter-Herald file photo)
An inaugural Domestic Violence Awareness Breakfast will be Wednesday, hosted by the advocacy group Alternatives to Violence at Embassy Suites, 4705 Clydesdale Parkway.
The event will be a fundraiser starting at 7:30 a.m. for the nonprofit, which has a mission of helping victims of domestic and sexual violence escape threatening situations to build better lives.
ATV's goal is to raise $20,000 to continue to maintain its outreach programs, free victim counseling services and safehouse, which opened its eighth and final room this week and is waiting to be filled by victims of violence needing a secure place to stay, ATV executive director Glenda Shayne said.
So far, the lofty fundraising goal has not been met, Shayne said, but only two tickets remain of the 120 originally available, and can be purchased for $39 each by filling out a form at www.alternativestoviolence.org.
Additionally, local businesses donated to sponsor tables at the breakfast event. Space for the breakfast was given to ATV free of charge by Embassy Suites, and attendees will have the opportunity to make additional donations at the breakfast.
The fundraiser's master of ceremonies will be Ann Clarke, founder of the Colorado Women of Influence group that recognizes women who have succeeded at high levels in business.
"My role is to make sure it is high energy and everyone has a lot of coffee, and everyone has their checkbooks out and laying down those credit cards," Clarke said.
Wednesday's breakfast will be the first opportunity Clarke and her organization have had to formally partner with ATV, but Clarke said her lifelong mission has always aligned with the goals of ATV.
"At our Women of Vision Gala in the summer, I have no doubt that this year we will have someone from Alternative to Violence as a Woman of Vision," Clarke said.
Prominent members of local governments are expected to attend the breakfast, Shayne said, including Berthoud Mayor Steve Mulvihill and his wife, and Loveland City Council members Leah Johnson and John Fogle.
Displaying an alliance with local governments seemed important to Shayne, which is why she reached out to members of local government.
"They're a part of our community, and everything that we do is for our community," Shayne said. "They have an investment in this and they want us to succeed. We want to show that they are very supportive of us."
Some ceremonies to be held at the breakfast are a performance by the Berthoud High School orchestra, the showing of a short video depicting the cycle of violence prepared by Karen Fournier of Starstream Productions as well as speeches by women who have recovered from periods of violence in their lives.
"The goal is for people to see that women who have gone through a lot of trauma have been able to come out on the other side. Victimization doesn't define them," Shayne said.
In the future, ATV may hold a dinner fundraiser, but for now breakfast felt like a good beginning.
"We thought we would start with a breakfast before moving on to a full-on gala," Shayne said.
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ATV Mission Statement
Mission, Vision and Values
Alternatives to Violence (ATV), in collaboration with individuals and communities impacted by violence, creates safe pathways away from abusive environments through education, counseling, advocacy, and shelter.
Alternatives to Violence’s (ATV) vision is that individuals and communities have the skills and support they need to live violence-free.
At Alternatives to Violence (ATV):
- We meet individuals impacted by violence where they are—with compassion, and without judgement.
- We provide evidence-based services of excellence.
- We meaningfully engage and partner with communities to break the cycle of violence.
For Immediate Release
ALTERNATIVES TO VIOLENCE, INC. (ATV) AWARDED GRANT FROM
THE ALLSTATE FOUNDATION
The Allstate Foundation Provides Funding for Economic Empowerment for
Domestic Violence Survivors Program
Alternatives to Violence, Inc. (ATV) announced today that it has been awarded a $25,000 grant from The Allstate Foundation to further its commitment to empowering Americans with the economic resources and knowledge they need to make informed decision about their financial future. This grant provides funding to help survivors of domestic violence live free and stay free from violence by building their financial security and self-sufficiency. This is achieved through financial and economic literacy workshops for victims of domestic violence served by ATV. This is the 9th year that funds have been provided to ATV to support the Economic Empowerment for Domestic Violence Survivors Program and the Loveland Community. “Giving back to the communities is a core value of Allstate and The Allstate Foundation. We’re proud to have been long time supporters of Alternatives to Violence and to give $25,000 this year. The Allstate Foundation is committed to helping survivors build their financial skills as a way to escape abusive relationships, get safe, stay safe and thrive.” Said Vicki Pitmon, local Allstate Agent.
About The Allstate Foundation
Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL). Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the country, The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people’s well-being and prosperity.With a focus on building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, empowering youth and celebrating the charitable community involvement of Allstate agency owners and employees, The Allstate Foundation works to bring out the good in people’s lives. For more information, visit www.AllstateFoundation.org.
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For Immediate Release
May 30, 2014
Contact: Glenda Shayne 970-669-5150
ATV to make Loveland SafeHouse a Reality
Alternatives to Violence has raised 80% of funds necessary for SafeHouse;
Asks community to help complete final amount
Loveland, Co—Today Alternatives to Violence (ATV) announced the organization has raised 80% of the $1.3 million necessary to open a SafeHouse in Loveland. ATV has been providing services for victims of domestic violence in Loveland for over 30 years, and the SafeHouse is one more element in the continuum of care for victims to help them change their lives and find a path to healing and safety.
“ATV is glad to make this resource a reality for Loveland and the victims of domestic violence here in our community. There have been many community members who have supported as they seen the unfortunate need for this resource in our community, and we are honored to have their support to provided a physical symbol of community solidarity for the safety of victims of domestic violence,” said Glenda Shayne, Executive Director of Alternatives to Violence.
ATV is honored have the great community support already to create this milestone for the organization. Many thanks goes out to philanthropic leaders, businesses, foundations and organizations that have already invested in the SafeHouse including: Kroh Foundation, Erion Foundation, The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado, City of Loveland, Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Hans and Kathy Jorgensen, Norm and Anne Jorgensen, Earl and Lis Sethre, Cody and Jennifer Balzer, The Loveland Elks Club, Loveland Ready Mix, Residents Inn, Cumberland and Western, The ATV Board of Directors and many other donors.
“ATV is hoping the community will come together to help ATV raise the last portion of the campaign, as building a strong coalition for the SafeHouse and victims of domestic violence will send a message that our community supports the safety of all our residents,” added Shayne.
If you would like a tour of the new facility please call 970-669-5150 and we can make arrangements for you.
To make donations to support the SafeHouse go to www.alternativestoviolence.org or mail them to ATV, PO Box 7034 Loveland Colorado, 80537 Attn: SafeHouse Fund.
For Immediate Release
ALTERNATIVES TO VIOLENCE, INC. (ATV) AWARDED GRANT FROM
NORDSON CORPORATION FOUNDATION
The Nordson Corporation Foundation Provides Capital Campaign Funding for Alternatives to Violence SafeHouse
for Victims of Domestic Violence
Alternatives to Violence, Inc. (ATV) announced today that it has been awarded two grants totaling $102,500 from Nordson Corporation Foundation to further its commitment to providing services for victims of violence. $100,000 will support ATV’s capital campaign for the Loveland SafeHouse; a temporary shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children. Safehouses throughout the region are consistently full which leaves women and children in dangerous situations and the ATV’s SafeHouse will address this need. The remaining funds will enable the continuation of crisis services to all victims of violent crimes through counseling, victim’s advocacy, and court advocacy. “The Nordson Corporation Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life in our communities enabling individuals to become self-sufficient, active participants in the community.”
ABOUT NORDSON CORPORATION
Nordson engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated products and systems used for dispensing and processing adhesives, coatings, polymers, sealants and biomaterials; and for managing fluids, testing and inspecting for quality, treating surfaces and curing. These products are supported with extensive application expertise and direct global sales and service. We serve a wide variety of consumer non-durable, consumer durable and technology end markets including packaging, nonwovens, electronics, medical, appliances, energy, transportation, building and construction, and general product assembly and finishing. Founded in 1954 and headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, the company has operations and support offices in more than 30 countries.
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Since our founding, Nordson has held the belief that business, as a corporate citizen, has a social responsibility to share its success with the communities in which it operates and its employees work. Nordson is committed to contributing approximately five percent of domestic pre-tax earnings to support charitable activities, with a focus on education and communities where the company has significant operations. Our employees also show their support by volunteering thousands of hours through Nordson’s Time ‘n Talent program. The Nordson Corporation Foundation is the successor to the Nordson Foundation, which was created in 1952 by Walter G. Nord, founder of Nordson Corporation. In 1988, the original foundation was reorganized to create the Nord Family Foundation and the Nordson Corporation Foundation. Since 1989, the Nordson Corporation Foundation has awarded tens of millions of dollars in grants in four broad categories: arts and culture, civic affairs, education and human welfare. More information is available at www.nordson.com/givingback.