A Letter from the Inspire CEO
Dear Friends of the Foundation,
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the generous supporters, board members, executive leadership council and volunteers of The Inspire Foundation for your investments of time, talent and treasure. Your role is critical to the overall success of the organization.
The Inspire Foundation serves thousands of students, young adults and professionals with programs dedicated to leadership, education and development. These programs answer the call from the local community to create opportunities for the current and future workforce. Along with this, thanks to you, our Leadership program for high school students continues to thrive. These programs give students direct connections to the community and access to support needed to fulfill their potential.
The Inspire Foundation created the Career Technical Education and Industry Summit for interaction between students in CTE programs and educators. This year, the one-day summit welcomed over 300 attendees and in 2018, the Summit will be a three-day statewide event.
Other elements to look forward to include LEAD 8/9, a leadership program for middle school students to help bridge the disconnect that occurs between those grades. There are also more opportunities for Leadership Salem Alumni to reengage and lead.
To conclude, I want to extend a deep heartfelt thank you to our long-standing board members, Tom Hoffert, Don Pancho Authentic Mexican Foods, and Gayle Caldarazzo Doty of Doty, Pruett, Wilson CPA. I appreciate all that you have contributed.
As we prepare our future workforce and encounter the next round of challenges, let’s lead together.
Chief Executive Officer
The Inspire Foundation
The Inspire Foundation Mission
To develop the leadership potential of Salem area students and residents through business focused educational programs and events.