SO MUCH has happened to our foundation in the last couple of months. We have summarized all of this with “2019 Is Going To Be A BIG Year.” We have formed partnerships with a number of organizations: Oglethorpe University; Earle and Cindy Holmes of the Georgia Cardinals, a Developmental Professional Football team; The National Christian Foundation; Richmond Honan Development and Acquisitions, LLC; and Pencor Construction. And lastly, Jim Fountain of Emory’s Goizueta Business School, who will be helping us with our financials.
Because of the generosity of Billy Hong and Lori Geary, we now have a fantastic marketing tool….a video!
Another thing that is happening, and this has been a year-long effort, we are strengthening our Board of Directors. No current board members are leaving, we are just adding to our bank of expertise.
To say this in a normal kind of way, always aware that this is God’s foundation and everything will be in His timing and in His way, we are moving from a “mom and pop” organization (literally!) to the next phase of our development. Our goal for 2019 is to open five more apartments, which will make our total inventory ten. In 2018, we ran at 94% occupancy, which speaks to the need for what we are doing. We met the most incredible people in 2018 in the form of transplant patients and care givers. We have had the privilege of serving a total of 30 families since we opened our first apartment. The need is great and we have been able to fill that need.
We are so excited about what lies ahead for us in 2019. “It’s going to be BIG!”