FY 2017 Annual Report January 1, 2017 - August 31, 2017 of Santa Fe DEAR FRIENDS This fiscal year has been nothing short of groundbreaking. I am in awe of what we have been able to accomplish in such a short time. Because of you, Girls Inc. of Santa Fe: • Served 515 Girls with impact • Reached 60 more girls over the summer • Hired 2 full time program staff • Expanded into new administrative offices (creating additional space for programs) • Provided the Girls Inc. experience at 8 off-site locations • Took huge steps toward achieving our Bold Goal for the future Santa Fe's girls struggle every day and the need for our programs has never been greater. Summer and afterschool registration is always waitlisted and it is heartbreaking to be forced to turn away hundreds of families who want nothing more than to help their daughters become the best versions of themselves. It’s just not acceptable. Our mission is “inspiring ALL girls to be strong, smart and bold,” not just SOME girls. That is why, together, we are rising to the occasion for the benefit of each and every girl living in our community. All girls deserve to have a safe place to be themselves while learning the skills she needs to succeed in life. How are we stepping up? By being BOLD. Our Bold Goal is to triple the number of girls served with impact by 2021. That’s 1500 girls who will receive 100 or more hours of the Girls Inc. Experience on an annual basis. You are already in her corner and I ask that you continue to walk with us as we work to inspire more girls than ever before. Together, we can make Santa Fe the best place “to grow up girl.” Sincerely, Kim Brown P.S. Our Board of Directors and staff have worked together to thoughtfully plan each phase of our growth and I am happy to provide you copies of our strategic direction upon request. Fiscal Year Shift The Girls Inc. of Santa Fe Board of Directors approved a proposal to shift the fiscal year to September - August. The reason for the shift is that most of our funds (78%) are raised in October - December. In addition, our programs are primarily offered in two cycles, School-year and Summer, therefore the new fiscal year will be in alignment with annual program schedules. Please note that giving levels will now be based on total giving from September - August instead of the calendar year. Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. L k oo in e sid !