Submitted by Gregory Varnum on Mon, 03/21/2011 - 00:12
I'm excited to announce that plans for The Aequalitas Project are near completion. I'm already working on developing a number of pilot programs and secure funding for them. So, just what is The Aequalitas Project exactly?
Over the past few months I've spent time contemplating my experiences working within nonprofits. I've also had some great conversations with family and trusted friends about their experiences. Out of that reflection and those conversations came a number of ideas I was interested in seeing developed into programs.
Submitted by Gregory Varnum on Thu, 11/18/2010 - 21:02
Camp Lookout is a fantastic privately owned youth summer camp based in Northern Michigan. The owners and operators, David Reid and Kathi Houston, have been involved in summer camp programming for over thirty years. They are some of the most amazing youth-serving professionals I've ever worked with and it's hard to put into words just how much I learned working with them.
More information on my time at Camp Lookout coming soon...
Submitted by Gregory Varnum on Thu, 11/18/2010 - 21:01
Growing up in the Episcopal faith had a profound impact on my life. The people I worked with, experiences I had and values I developed through my faith work have been amazing.
More information on my time with the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan and Camp Gordonwood are coming soon...
Submitted by Gregory Varnum on Thu, 11/18/2010 - 20:55
I was originally entered into a one-year Acting Executive Director contract with the National Youth Advocacy Coalition in late 2007 - right before the economic crisis began to explode. At the time, the board wasn't sure what the organization's program commitments were going to be and selecting a long-term Executive Director was tricky as they weren't yet sure what type of organization they had - let alone what type of leader they needed.
Submitted by Gregory Varnum on Thu, 11/18/2010 - 20:53
I was originally introduced to Triangle Foundation through its community events - which my boss at the time encouraged me to attend. After the passage of Proposal 2 in Michigan, I felt compelled to get more involved in the movement and reached out to Triangle for an internship. My professional advocacy work continued to evolve from there thanks to the talent staff and trustees involved with that organization during those years.
Submitted by Gregory Varnum on Thu, 11/18/2010 - 20:46
Eastern Michigan University is both where I attended college and started my professional career. The University provided a wonderful setting to learn and develop some of my early leadership skills.
More information on my time at EMU coming soon...