Solomon Belette, Director of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at John F. Kennedy University, wrote a powerful op-ed piece on the Brentwood Village Resource Center that was recently published in the Contra Costa Times.

“In a recent East Bay Times article, “Brentwood’s Village Resource Center Gets Reprieve,” the community learned about the challenges the organization had recently faced, but also about the great service and impact the organization has had in its 20-year history. A few weeks ago, the Brentwood City Council took the bold steps necessary to ensure the longevity and vibrancy of a vital community asset. VCRC has lowered crime rates in the city while improving the quality and prosperity of its citizens…”

The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at John F. Kennedy University, founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist, T. Denny Sanford, has been established to offer a range of high-quality educational opportunities to further strengthen nonprofit organizations in the Bay Area. The Sanford Institutes next event, Introduction to Grants and Fundraising Metrics is February 2nd.