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Predicting Good Outcomes for You and Reno in 2019

2019 predictions say the new year will bring 5g ultrahigh speed on our electronic devices, more on our plates than we can accomplish, and of course, beautiful sunrises and sunsets to enjoy on our marvelous planet.  They also include grim forecasts for the millions of people in the world needing aid and protection, experiencing insecurity, conflict, and poverty. Browsing 2019 predictions online I found that the price of bitcoin is predicted to climb over $10,000, “A Star is Born” is predicted to win the Oscar for Best Picture, the odds will be on the Kansas City Chiefs to win the Super Bowl, people will eat more vegetables, and of course, it is predicted that the United States will have a sharply divided government and unprecedented partisan conflict. All of these conjectures may or may not come to pass, but I have a few predictions for this year that will come true. First off, I predict that hundreds of employed people in Washoe County will have their lives improved by a new “Employer Guide to Caregiving” that will soon be distributed to HR departments throughout the region.  Having tested the guide, our HR consultant (who consults for over 100 local companies) has verified that this tool will become a useful resource. Secondly, I foresee that more than 200 people who now can’t afford housing will move into the beautiful new “Village on Sage Street”, and immediately find their own place, a safe, warm, clean and healthy environment, with greatly reduced living expenses that help them afford the other things they need in life. I anticipate that five dozen people on our staff and board will find meaningful engagement in helping the lives of others. You will see impact in the community will be multiplied by the hundreds of generous Fundholders and Corporate Philanthropy Partners who combine resources to carry out meaningful philanthropy. Finally, I predict that you will personally make a positive impact on the lives of others. You will help improve our community health and prosperity, and that you will experience increased meaning and joy through giving. Give me a call if I can help you get started on your charitable plans. Welcome to 2019 everyone! Chris Askin, President, and CEO 775-333-5499 Connecting people who care with causes that matter.