Posts filed under: Non-profit Leaders

A Woman with a Vision to End Sexual Violence – Nikole Lim

Nikole Lim has a huge vision – to end the cycle of sexual violence, EVERYWHERE.  How does one work on a vision like that? For Nikole it was founding a non-profit in Kenya called Freely in Hope. So what motivates a young student who grew up in the Bay Area and was attending film school......

From Wall Street to Global Education – Abigail Bach, a Tapestry of God’s Calling

Abigail Bach is living out God’s calling. She works as Vice President of Program Strategy and Philanthropy at Edify, a non-profit organization providing Christ-centered education in the developing world. It is a vocation to which she believes God has carefully led her. Her career path was not obvious nor straightforward — a career that started......

Transforming the Bay With Christ Convenes Christian leaders to consider Big Holy Audacious Goals

Transforming the Bay with Christ (TBC) brought together San Francisco Bay Area Christian business, faith, and community leaders Saturday morning, January 9, 2016. The gathering was at Epic Church in downtown San Francisco’s SOMA district. TBC’s mission is “to catalyze a holistic gospel movement in the Bay Area that results in spiritual and societal transformation.”......

Educating and Equipping the Next Generation — Chris Norwood

Chris Norwood is serving the needs of his community by pursuing the call on his life — to educate and equip the next generation. Today, he runs the Bay Area Tutoring Association (BATA) and sits on the Board of Education for the Milpitas Unified School District. How did Norwood find his call? He comments: “It......

Caring for Imprisoned Prostitutes — Nalla Sundarajan, founder of Lighthouse for Women

Nalla Sundarajan is living a transformed life. Once a nominal Christian, she is now a deeply committed follower of Christ living in India seven months a year – a place she had no desire to return to live. She is running a non-profit organization that cares for imprisoned prostitutes. “Never in a million years had......

Nancy Ortberg Named CEO of Transforming the Bay With Christ (TBC)

Nancy Ortberg was introduced as TBC’s new CEO and Jon Talbert as the organization’s COO at TBC’s gathering on Saturday, May 16. Transforming the Bay with Christ is a coalition of business leaders, venture capitalists, pastors, and non-profit leaders, focused on helping to develop a grass roots activity that will transform the Bay Area through social compassion......

A Million Dollar Vision — Walking for Water on March 21

Ruth Hardin has a vision – to raise $1 million to provide sustainable water solutions for some of the one billion people around the world without safe drinking water. Hardin formed an event called ‘Silicon Valley Discipleship Walk for Water” that takes place on Saturday, March 21. The event started out as an activity for......

Google Awards New Door Ventures $100k Grant

New Door Ventures, a San Francisco based non-profit organization which helps disadvantaged young adults obtain the skills needed to get and hold meaningful jobs, was awarded a $100,000 grant from the Google Bay Area Impact Challenge. New Door was selected as one of 25 recipients throughout the Bay Area and was chosen based its community impact,......

Pain Leads to Purpose for Reggie Littlejohn, Speaker at the Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast

Reggie Littlejohn delivered a compelling testimony at the Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast on March 28, 2014.  The 600 people in attendance were spellbound by her story.   She suffered through two miscarriages and a double mastectomy, followed by an MRSA staph infection that kept her bedridden for five years.  At one point, she prayed what she......

Rescue is Not Enough – Gateway City Church’s Commitment to Help Victims of Human Trafficking

In October, 2013, the Washington Post reported that there are nearly 30 million slaves in the world today – more slaves than any time in human history.  60,000 of those slaves are in the U.S.  The Bay Area has one of the highest concentrations of human slaves in the U.S. – many of whom are......

Reggie Littlejohn Named by “Inside the Vatican Magazine” as one of the Top Ten People in 2013

Reggie Littlejohn, Bay Area resident and president of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers was named by Inside the Vatican Magazine as one of its “Top Ten” people in the world for 2013.  You may recall that this Website featured Littlejohn’s story in December 2013. Littlejohn, a former litigator, has a remarkable story of how she came to......

A Woman on a Mission — Reggie Littlejohn, Founder and President, Women’s Rights without Frontiers

Reggie Littlejohn is a woman on a mission.  Her life comprises an amazing journey from atheist to believer, from litigator to international rights advocate, from a person with boundless energy to a bedridden patient for five years – then back again to an energetic world traveler, leader, screenwriter and public speaker.  She views it all......