3: Developing a Mission Focused Fundraising Plan


In episode 3, we talk to Van Wolfe, the Executive Director of SafeSpace. We talk about how developing a mission focused fundraising plan can benefit your organization.

Podcast Guest:

Van Makres Wolfe
Executive Director, SafeSpace

Van Wolfe is the Executive Director of SafeSpace, an agency serving victims of domestic violence in Jefferson, Cocke and Sevier Counties of East Tennessee.  Van is a native of Knoxville who graduated from Carson Newman University in 1983.  Prior to spending the last 14 years as Executive Director for SafeSpace, Van was the Program Director at Kingswood School, a children’s home in Bean Station, TN.  After over 20 years of serving children and families in crisis, Van still feels passionate, committed and burdened for victims of abuse and neglect.  Van is a former member of the Governing Council for the Tennessee Valley Coalition to End Homelessness Continuum of Care and former board member of the Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. She is a graduate of the 2010 Leadership Sevier Class, and a P.O.S.T. (Peace Officers Standards & Training) certified law enforcement trainer.  In her free time, Van enjoys golf and playing the piano.  She is the proud mother of her daughter, Abby and proud grandmother of Farrah Lynn. 



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