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Executive Director Transition

The Board of Directors is very pleased to announce that Richard Znidarsic will serve as the interim Executive Director after the departure of Tonya Avery on October 8th. Richard has a great deal of organization history and advanced leadership experience. He has shown his commitment to EVE's mission over many years. We are so excited to have this committed and experienced business leader and EVE former President of the Board of Directors take the helm of our organization during this time.



We are an honored recipient of a $20,000 grant from The Mary Kay Foundation!

Lansing (Oct. 1, 2014) – While domestic violence has experienced a recent boost in awareness, shelters around the country are struggling to overcome funding gaps which directly affect their ability to provide resources for women and children fleeing abuse. In advance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, The Mary Kay FoundationSM is awarding $3 million in grants to 150 domestic violence shelters in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. Each shelter will receive a $20,000 grant to maintain critical services and programs.

While more than half of the grant recipients use the unrestricted funds for basic operating expenses including utilities and meal preparation, others hire much needed personnel, complete repairs and facility renovations or add additional programs and resources based on the unique needs of their shelter and the clients they serve.

For years The Mary Kay FoundationSM has supported the prevention and elimination of domestic violence, an epidemic that touches one in every four women in her lifetime. Through the Foundation’s annual shelter grant program, $37 million has been granted to domestic violence organizations since 2000. Each year, grants are awarded to at least one domestic violence shelter in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam with remaining grants distributed based on state population.  To learn more about The Mary Kay Foundationsm, visit or call 1-877-MKCARES (652-2737).






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