2018 Annual Report

Connecting Communities That Care

Letter from the CEO

The theme to describe this past year is resilience. Not only of the Nicaraguan people, but of our community of support, the board of directors, and dedicated in-country staff. In 2018 we ventured into uncharted waters, working through a socio-political crisis and expanding programming into a new country. However, within all of this change, our guiding principles remained: authentic people-to-people connections, the bridging of communities and our collective creativity to overcome challenges. I’m optimistic for the road ahead and with your support, we will continue to stand strong with our local partners to harness the power of caring communities for the common good of those less fortunate.

Thank you for being the positive change we all want in the world.

Sincerely,

Jon Thompson
CEO & Co-Founder

Our Annual Impact

In spite of a challenging year, our collective impact continued to grow:

We met our goal of 100 Family Impact Projects (clean-cook stoves and ovens, concrete floors, bathing areas, roofs, and complete homes), special needs patients continued to receive care, the youth of San Juan del Sur were provided a safe and structured environment to play, and we welcomed more than ## of new volunteers to the community.

Family Impact Projects completed

Kids participated in youth sports program

Children attended by mobile dental clinic

Special needs patients received continuum of care

Financials

$ Raised in 2018

Real Change For Jaime’s Family

 

We met Jaime through the Nica Agua water project a few years ago. Despite losing a leg during the Contra war and now using a prosthetic, he and his wife accumulated almost 90 hours of community work. We we moved to action when we discovered the horrible conditions of his home, where he lived with his wife and 5-year-old daughter.

We linked Jaime to a housing project being managed by another organization. However, the initiative was canceled, given the difficult situation the country faced last year. Comunidad Connect persevered and in December of 2018, with the support of donors, we completed Jaime’s new home.

Family Tradition- Sports Leagues in San Jan Del Sur  

Thank You to Our Generous Donors

Donor List
$1000+
William Jeff Thompson
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Jake Moede
Ann Cetrino
Ann Morris
Ben and Karen Thrower
HOI
Brandon Pittman
Bill and Jeanie Haas
Aryn Sieber
Kyle Galle
Smoke Rise Baptist Church
Sara Adams
Tonya Phillips
Johnathan Steppe
Beth and Rocke Thompson
Vories Pittman
Stephanie Bayt
Ryan & Alisha Boykin
William Dever
Patrick J Wilson
Matthew and Ashley Payne
Connie Bryans
Will Goldin
Natasha Hoehn
Michael Muenchen
Laura Stephens
Ellen Whipple
Phyllis C. Wood
$200-$499
Randall Beckett
Lorri Mills
Alex Moede
Lynn Thompson
Blaine Vandehey
Sandy Tucker
Jimmy Mitchell
Colby Doepel
Kore and Brendan Breault
Jacques Cantin
Chase Donner
Gene Marchi
C D Mittelstadt
Kandice Porter
Alex Dashore
Sarah Daly
Kate and Peter, Bridie and Mike, and Mick Patrick Kel Family
Robert Godsall
Celia Greenman
Jane Kaiser
Kathy Ramsey
Steven Benjamin
Robert Kazanjian
Brian Reilly
Kathryn Lieb
Nancy Deaton
Whitney Dean
Patricia Beckwith
Scott Blanck
Marjory and Jeffery Cole
Carlos Delgado
Mrs. Hurd
Valerie Jackson
Harriet Johnson
Tony Kelly
Jeff and Mary Ann Knoop
Roseanne Martinez
Carolyn Meeks
Patrick & Audrey Rogers
Jennifer Sanchez
Jamie Shepherd
David Spertner
Kyle Stonis
Richard and Dinah Stonis
Annie Whaley
Pam and Dan Wood
Margaret R. Wyse
$0-$199
Wayne Bishop
Liz D’ppolito Davis
Darby and Josh Gracey
Michael Heald
Corey Hicks
Vanessa Jones
Misael Martinez
Lorelei Morris
Sandy and Gary Tucker
Aloyce Shaw
Justin Winter
Jeff Rosendale
Anne Lorio
Adrienne Mather
Ashley McElreath
Francisco Pasquel
Emily Cade
Molly Castillo
Penny Abraham
Dan Baird
Sarah Batts
Russell Bishop
Sherry Boris
Alison Braverman
John Brubaker
Jason Buecker
Luke Burbank
Caroline Campbell
Fredric Carman
Ryan Cavill
Eileen Clancy
Caleb Cooper
Rhett Crutchfield
Kristin Daniels
Holly Davidson
Andrew Dennison
Troy Dickson
Pat Dietrich
Vern & Pat Drechsler
Michael Eagleson
Heather Fath-azam
Noah Goodman
Emily Gray
James W Hutchens
Linda Jameson
Kathryn Kadous
Ian and Karen Kaye
Bridget Kelly
Mitzi Kincaid
Alex Koskinen
Josh Kraft
Carol Latorre-Elliott
Jay Mason
David McLaughlin
Celeste McWhirter
Sarah Morse
Julia Musisi
Emile Nadeau
Brian Potts
Kerry Quinn
Carol Reese
Chilton Simmons
Stuart Smith
Megan Stewart
Stan & Vicki Teschke
Susan Thompson
Ken Turner
Sarah Walker
Zada Weston-Hill
Mary Katherine White
Wallette Widener
Maurice Wright
Dan Zambrano
James Brooks
Jesse Pearson
Kate Leib
Norma Driebe
Sara Hall
Julia Michaux
Emily Rosendale
Anupama Shetti
Joe Shlomov
Nelson & Patti Smith
Roberto Vargas
Paul Varian
Dave Metzer
Merari Putnam
Ashley Brooks
Beth Marchi
Glazia Nelson
Dale Peacocke Vlaskamp
Krista Petersen
Hilary Armstrong
Hannah Basil
Ken Budz
Sharon Buquen
Emily Burbank
Cami Cakes
Amy Clavijo
Keith Coggshall
Seth Collins
Patrick Daly
Mike Deam
Kaili Delp
Frank Demarco
Michael Destefano
Jerry Eickhoff
Rosemarie Farhat
Pavel Favorov
Ethan Fedida
Michelle Gillian
Amy Gray
Lori Gray
Courtney H Griffin
Patrice Harris
Ali Hassani
Marisol S Herrera
Jessica Hickingbotham
Rashonda Holmes
Mary-Beth Horan
Kyle Huhtanen
Louis Jones
Robin King
Jean Kingsbury
Steward Koskinen
Kimberly Kritzer
Fatima Lombay
Lisa Lundy
Edward Lyons
Ali Malek
Alan Maloon
Patricia McGee
Angie McQuaig
JESSICA MEDEMA
Jennifer O’Connell
Rick Oconnell
Bill Peltier
Oleksii Petushchak
Cassandra Poto
Louisiane Potvin
Lynn Rudolph
No Name Schertz
Martha Shafer
Alla Shemetova
Douglas Smith
Diana Stephens
Mathew Theis
Michael Thompson
Darcey Tindall
Ana Urcuyo
Janelle Veldman
Ford Vox
Kerin Markoff Walton
Susan Kirban Weber
Peden Young
Teri Baca Estle
Maribel Garcia
Peggy Howard
William James
Melinda Marchi
Heather Beaubien
Martha Mosco
Randall Pfleger
Portia Siler
Jeremy Carroll
Menki Chen
Ricardo Alejandro
Anneke Bender
Austin & Michelle Drill
Yasmin Henley
Karim Jetha
Marius Mainz
Jerrica Dodd
Sara Elena
Jeffrey & Judith Herm
Steve lubow
Shonal Murphy
Rebecca Parnell
Robert Peternel
Lindsey Poto
Saadia Raidbard
Michelle Snow
Meredith Stubbs
Linnet Tse
June Tumlin
Lorna Atterbury
Mary Bramley
Shelbi Brosseau
Melissa Brown
Charles Butler
Patrick Cary
Johnathan Colasanti
Erin Crews
Brian Culp
Monee Dahmer
Kim Quynh Do
Courtney Edwards
Brian Ehrich
Denise Ferguson
Mary Frances
Joanna Gaines
Taylor Galmarini
Jennifer Gans
Ingrid Gero
Kim Gordon
Xiao Guo
Faith H.
Michele Hackett
Melanie Hamilton
Maria Hill
Jenny Grissom Hilsen
Cassidy Jones
Tiffany Lewis-Sutton
Maria Lynch
Matt Maguire
Kathy Marchant
Daniel Mazziotta
Jessica Mitchell
Mary Claire Moser
Alison O’Connor
Lisa Philippart
Dana Pierce
Julie Pittman
Robin Ragan
John Riendeau
Kristal Romero
Regina Rosenbrock
Nathan Samras
Kathleen Scantlebury
Joel Stukas
Alison Turner
Quinn Warner
Jane Whitlow
Christina Xenakis
Roman Yavich
Rob Zambrano
Brenda Davidson Phillips
Emily Webb
Jason Andrechak
Emily Ciabattoni
David DiCaprio
Allen Hsin
Sara Livingston
Brandon Mediate
Ravi Mishra
Nate Morris
Kaylee Pacheco
Chifaye Rogers
Alyssa Soren
Nic Stacy
Kyle Walenga
John Corbett
Tina Eileena
Dustin Hummel
Robin Nilson
Lisa Yacovoni
$500-$999
Robert McCampbell
Shermane Billingsley
Daniel A McLaurin
Susan Fowler
Barbara Blake
Bentoberfest Cash
Jeannette Pardo
John Chescavage
Pamela and Greg Rosendale
Allison Breault
Connie Bryans
George Carpenter
Carol Cetrino
David Davis
Mike and Anna Elmers
Bob Guinn
Michael Hemphill
Mathew V Mendonca
Richard Ramont
Buckhead Beans Ramsey
Thomas Royden

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info@comunidadconnect.org

PO Box 2206 Fairhope, Alabama 36533

Telephone: +1(404) 444-9147 

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