This year's Founders' Gala is a special one.
New date. New feel. New focus.
So we thought it only fitting to choose an equally special theme. A theme that reflects not just who we are, but who we want to be.
And how, with your help, we can get there.
Inclusion is a choice--one we have to actively make each and every day. Awareness is the first step. An essential step, but one you've all already taken. You wouldn't be here otherwise.
But ACTION is where real, meaningful change lies.
And we don't necessarily mean grand gestures or massive undertakings. (Although if that's how you roll, by all means go for it!).
Over the last 15 years we've seen how even the smallest of steps can add up to make a big difference.
And that's why we want to empower you, our supporters, to believe--REALLY believe--in your own power to effect change.
Because NOW is the time to...
We hope that this theme can become a personal mantra you carry with you long after the glitz and glitter of the Gala have subsided. We hope it will inspire you to think creatively about practical ways you can take action in your every day life.
To help get those gears turning, from now until the Gala we will be sharing the stories of real life NIP supporters who have taken this task to heart. We'll also share plenty of ideas and recommendations at the Gala itself.
To kick things off, let's take a lesson from long-time NIP supporter, Deborah.
And watch this space and social media for more stories that show how just a little creativity and a lot of dedication can keep the inclusion wheels rolling.
See you at the Gala!