Make Your Promise Count!!!

Our new “Braking the Cycle” campaign got off to a colorful start with 388 of our riders placing their vibrant stickers on our Verizon banner. Thank you for participating! As of this writing, 83 of you have made it to our website and kept your promise to learn more about domestic violence. We are counting promises kept! So if you haven’t yet had the chance to fulfill your promise, please visit our “Braking the Cycle” page and keep your promise today!

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WAVE’s Education and Awareness Advocate, Elizabeth Salvo, with some of this year’s wonderful Issaquah High School volunteers at the “Braking the Cycle” booth.

Congratulations to our Verizon winners of the Seahawk’s football and mini-helmet!
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Issaquah High School’s Caelene Tse won the Cliff Avril signed football!
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Alyssa Rusch from the UW’s AXO sorority won the Cliff Avril signed mini-helmet!

Our deepest gratitude to for their support of this educational program.

Seeking Grant Review Committee Nominations

Do you want to get involved or do you know someone who would be great contributors to The WAVE Foundation? If so, nominate yourself or your friend to serve on The WAVE Foundation’s Grant Review Committee. This committee reviews grant proposals submitted to The WAVE Foundation and develops recommendations for The WAVE Foundation Board regarding which applications to fund.

We ask for a minimum commitment of two years on the committee. The time frame for the committee’s work is from mid-September to mid-November, with meetings occurring two to three times during that period. Expect to spend at least two to four hours outside of meetings to research and read the grant proposals.

Nominations (including self-nominations) should include name, contact information (phone/email) and a brief statement of interest and qualifications. Nominations are due August 1st and should be sent to grants@thewavefoundation.org with “nomination” in the subject line. If you have additional questions or require more information, feel free to contact us at that same address.

Alpha Chi Omega Volunteers

The WAVE Foundation is partnering with the University of Washington Alpha Chi Omega sorority whose philanthropy is to bring awareness to the issue of domestic violence.  Their partnership includes volunteering and yearlong support of The WAVE Foundation. Almost 100 strong on event day, the AXO’s fill important volunteer roles for Cycle the WAVE.

They also host a “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event, a men’s march bringing attention to domestic violence which is held on the UW campus each fall.

Seattle Pacific University students team up with WAVE for an important project.

Each year, senior nursing students from Seattle Pacific University engage in community health projects, partnering with various organizations in the greater Seattle area. One group of students worked with the WAVE Foundation to take leadership in facilitating and developing a project defined by the organization as a need of critical importance. Some allied health care professionals may not feel confident in their ability to assess and provide resources to clients experiencing domestic violence. Through research and collaboration with WAVE and other community resources, these students developed a short educational video aimed at allied health professionals who may encounter these clients. This video project provides essential assessment questions and follow-up resources to help health care professionals gain confidence in screening clients who may be at-risk for or experiencing domestic violence.