(Click on image to give during Centre Gives event)
As we prepare for this year’s Centre Gives fundraiser, I wanted to take a moment to update our supporters on the current direction and focus of Your Marriage Matters. You may have noticed that we have been rather quiet in our publications and events over the prior year. Following the successful debut of our Premarital Workshop last spring, I took some off to focus on the newest addition to my family and the growth of my private practice. As the board convened this winter, we agreed that a reprioritizing of our goals was in order. While our mission remains the same, to see Vibrant, Thriving, and Satisfying marriages in Centre County and beyond; we are updating our strategy to focus on developing our volunteer network and delivering more frequent enrichment opportunities for couples.
Your giving during Centre Gives 2017 will help to partner with us in offering our Premarital Workshops, Marriage Enrichments, and in developing our network of Marriage Ambassadors in the local community. It is our goal to offer a premarital workshop this fall and spring, as well as offer a marital enrichment seminar in the State College and Lock Haven areas this coming year. Each workshop costs about $35 per couple that attends. It is our wish to be able to offer these at no cost or a voluntary donation so that as many couples are able to attend as possible. Each donation of $35 allows a couple to attend an enrichment event that may alter the course of their marriage, and a donation of $500 will cover the costs outright.
We look forward to seeing the impact of our upcoming workshops, and in the opportunity to partner with you in our important work to build more vibrant, thriving, and satisfying marriages.
Shane Landherr, LMFT
President of Your Marriage Matters