Letter From Executive Director, Justin Levy
Thank you for wholeheartedly supporting Conscious Alliance in 2014. This past year has been extremely transformative and we are so excited to witness the continued evolution of the organization. After three years with Conscious Alliance, Anna Taylor has moved on from her position as Development Coordinator, and we welcomed Tyler Henry as Program Coordinator and the newest member of our team. We would like to thank Anna for the priceless positive impact she has made on the organization, and wish her luck in all of her future endeavors.
I am pleased to report that 2014 was an incredibly successful year for Conscious Alliance. Our results did not come without challenge, but together with our vast network of supporters, we were able to make great progress in assisting the communities we serve. In 2014, we more than doubled the number of meals we distributed nationwide compared to 2013! This was made possible by the countless fans who donated at 'Art That Feeds" Food Drives, and our growing network of natural food company partners who generously contribute bulk product as well as monetary support.
In addition to our emergency relief efforts, we also advanced our youth empowerment programming, which is designed to inspire future generations and provide long-term solutions to hunger and poverty. We created a number of a new fundraising initiatives including a monthly membership program and charity fundraising events. We utilized new crowdfunding platforms and created several new partnerships with natural food companies.
The result: $852, 380¬†allocated directly to projects assisting the communities we serve, and combined fundraising and administrative expenses below 16%. None of this would be possible without our community of donors, volunteers, musicians, artists, board of directors, advisors, and last but definitely not least, our staff.
Again, I would like to personally thank our dedicated community for supporting our critically important work, and also ask that you continue to support Conscious Alliance into 2015 and beyond. We can't do it without you.