When Reverend Donald E. Robinson (“Rev”) started Beacon House in 1991, he wanted to provide a place where children in Edgewood could be safe and surrounded by people who would encourage them to stay in school. Rev named Beacon House thinking of the role of a lighthouse in a storm – that it serves as a “beacon” of safety.
The Lighthouse Society has been named to honor our founder’s original intent, and the subsequent endurance and success of Beacon House. The Lighthouse Society is comprised of generous friends of Beacon House who believe that together we can disrupt the cycle of generational poverty and change the life trajectories of students in Edgewood Commons and Ward 5 by helping them advance in school on time, graduate from high school and pursue a post-secondary education.
Donors who support Beacon House with an annual gift, or cumulative gifts, that total $1,000 or more within a given fiscal year will be recognized as members of the Lighthouse Society. This elite group of donors will receive special recognition and communications. Donors who are members of the Lighthouse Society have a profound impact on Beacon House’s ability to operate its programs and fulfill its mission.
If you’d like more information about the Lighthouse Society, please contact:
Shiree Skinner, Director of Development at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin Hinton, CEO/Executive Director at email@example.com
Lighthouse Society donors generously contribute $1,000 or more in one year. We are pleased to recognize these individual donors as members of the 2020 Lighthouse Society:
Sandra and Ronnie Nichols
Carol and Bob Hopper
Moira Thomasine Roberts
Natalie and Charles Fenimore
Dorie and Larry Howell
Linda Guistitus and Robert Johnsen
Erna and Michael Kerst
John Kwoka Jr
Beverly and Robert McGaughy
Karen and Scott Nudelman
Helen and Ralph Petersberger
Clare Herington and Laurence Platt
Gwen and Tom Rowe
Dianne and Perry Seiffert
Susan and Michael Singer
I give to Beacon House because I have seen how committed the organization is from when “Rev” founded it until now. I visited a couple years ago, and it is reassuring to me, to know how the money is spent. I know from seeing firsthand that any money I give goes directly to the kids. I also recognize how fortunate I am. My Dad was a factory worker and he was laid off at different times during my childhood. I remember the feeling of insecurity. Beacon House provides safety, security and youth development.”