Kate's Club is here to create a world in which it's okay to grieve.
For our 20th anniversary, we are launching our $2.75 million "It's Okay to Grieve" capacity building campaign. We invite you to join us as we expand our children and family programs, both in metro Atlanta and statewide, and also expand to the young adult population.
Please share the word about our mission and our campaign with your family and friends.
Together, we can create a world in which it's okay to grieve.
Since we started our campaign, we have raised $2.5 million from generous foundations and individuals who share our vision of a world in which it's okay to grieve.
Help us reach our goal so we can serve more grieving children, families and young adults!
Clubhouse Member Services Expansion: $300,000
Our flagship Clubhouse programs are currently offered in-person and virtually for Kate's Club members ages 5-18, as well as their families. They teach communication skills, grief-coping strategies and life skills.
We will invest $300,000 to increase our team's capacity, which will help us triple our annual program offerings over the next four years.
KC Connects Expansion: $300,000
Our community-based outreach program provides grief support, education, trainings and advocacy with schools and other professionals who work with children.
By 2025, we aim to grow KC Connects to 95 school groups and engage 600+ children, as well as train 2,000 professionals annually.
LoKate, New Young Adult Programming: $220,000
More than one in 5 young adults experience the death of a parent or sibling by age 25. Adult grief support groups exist, but members often tend to be much older widows or widowers, and support group meetings lack the vigor or social dynamism that might attract and retain adults in this younger age bracket. Consequently, younger adults can feel misplaced or irrelevant.
Through our young adult programming, we aim to serve 80 people by the end of 2023 and hundreds more annually by the end of 2025.
Kate's Hub, New Online Programming: $750,000
Kate's Club will always recognize the benefit of convening in the same physical space, but some may be unable or unwilling to reach a physical destination.
Our online community, Kate's Hub, will scale our organization's impact by increasing accessibility. Campaign resources will help us build an online community with peer-to-peer support and digital resources.
Organizational Sustainability: $500,000
Year-over-year revenue increases reflect a viable nonprofit that continues to mature, growing more financially stable as it targets, cultivates and benefits from a broader donor base that includes foundations, sponsors, and individuals.
Kate's Club will invest this portion of campaign funds in our team, best grief practices, building awareness and educating the public on the importance of addressing grief.
A memory tile is one of the first activities a member does when they join Kate's Club. At family orientation, where families new to Kate's Club can meet and learn more about our programs together, members create a tile to remember their person who died. They trace their hand and write their person's name in the center, then decorate it however they want in memory of their person. The tiles are then placed on our memory tile wall.
Memory tiles are a special part of our history, and in celebration of our 20th Anniversary and It's Okay to Grieve campaign, we invite you to make your own memory tile and share it on social media, so we can add it to our virtual memory tile wall! Don't forget to make your account public and tag Kate's Club and #itsokaytogrieve!
Even after we retire tiles from the wall for new ones, we keep them in our memory tile archive, so members can always come back and find theirs. Click here to read how member-turned-buddy Jordan found her memory tile 12 years after her family orientation.
Thank you to the It's Okay to Grieve Campaign Committee
Tanya Sam, Co-Chair
Rob Spencer, Co-Chair
Keisha Edwards Hunt
Lisa Aman, Executive Director
Jamie Duncan, Director of Development & Marketing
Thank you to our current funders
Abreu Charitable Trust
The Chestnut Family Foundation
The Clare Foundation
James M. Cox Foundation
J.B. Fuqua Foundation
Jesse Parker Williams Foundation
The Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation
The Harland Foundation
The Imlay Foundation
The Rich Foundation
Truist Trusteed Foundation
The Tull Charitable Foundation
Kate's Club Board of Directors
Kate's Club Advisory Board
Kate's Club Staff