In Gratitude


As an all volunteer, non-profit organization Empower Your Neighbor has an extremely tight budget so we appreciate help wherever we can find it.  We would like to express our deep gratitude to the following people who have helped us along the way.

Lisa Pool and cc Studios. We are grateful for their generous offer to build our full-functioning shopify website as a “charitable giving project” at a reduced rate.

The Daughter’s of Mary in Masaka, Uganda and especially Mother Superior Sr Noelina who gave us her full support while we were in Uganda, Sr Imelda who saw that we had everything we needed and drove us all over (and in and out of some very tight spots), Sr Angela who took special care of Cindy on her first trip to Uganda, and Sr Sylvia who will be EYN’s main contact in Uganda going forward. We are eternally grateful to the Sisters because without them none of this would be possible.

EYN Inaugural Donors including Rich Pickreign, Sandra Pickreign, Ron & Cherie Ramos, Gretchen Gundrum, Keith Yeadon, Bob Nowlin, Kelli Vaughan, Sharon Callahan, Jessica Palmer and Peter Ludwig. We are grateful for their generous support of this fledgling effort and the faith and trust that their dollars imply. They made it possible for EYN to build its first three pigsties and deliver its first six piglets while we were in Uganda in August.

Sharon Swanson is a Digital Illustrator and the Founder of Swanson Studio. We are grateful to Sharon for our very cool logo and business card design.

Our Jones Progress Awards Mentoring Team which consists of Chuck Roxin, John Wheeler, Kellee Franklin, Bob Nowlin and Noah Fletcher. We are grateful for their willingness to share their time and experience in an attempt to make us more successful.

Annie Tran is the Co-founder and Creative Director of Bella Luna Films and we are grateful to Annie for her creative inspiration and her help with Empower Your Neighbor videos (including the one we used to apply for the Jones Progress Awards).

Sue Oliver is the Executive Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center at the Albers School of Business and Economics at Seattle University. We are most grateful to Sue for her willingness to mentor Cindy as Empower Your Neighbor became a reality, her *many* contacts and suggestions, her upbeat and positive support, and for forcing us to create a financial plan as part of her Business Plan Development class.

Sharon Henderson Callahan is the Director, Doctor of Ministry Program at Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry. We are grateful to Sharon for encouraging Cindy to pursue Empower Your Neighbor as the Contextual Education component of her MA in Transformational Leadership program and for her steadfast support throughout the process.

Mark Peters is the President and Founder of Leadership for Life, LLC and we are grateful to Mark for bringing his Social Entrepreneurship class to Seattle University. It was during this class that Empower Your Neighbor was conceived.