Dear Tahoe Fund Friends,
It is with great pleasure that we present the Tahoe Fund Annual Report for the fiscal year 2012-2013 that ended on June 30, 2013. It was another wonderful year for our quickly growing organization, which completed its second full year of operations.
We continued growing awareness of our efforts to build support and funding for environmental improvement projects that will help restore the Lake’s famed clarity, improve our incredible outdoor recreation amenities, and build a stronger sense of stewardship in the region. We connected donors with projects that matter, helping to close funding gaps and get much-needed projects done. We also introduced our first mobile app to help residents and visitors find more than 50 public beaches around the Basin. So yes, we can now say we have an app for that!
The Board stayed very committed to growing an organization of excellence. Strategic priority number one is building a sustainable organization that can serve the community for many years to come. Thanks to the incredible support of our growing donor base, including our new Green Bucks businesses, we are building a strong foundation to help us grow into a consistent source of funding for environmental improvement projects. We are also thankful to the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation for their early support of our efforts, and to the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation for their resident grant that provides for our office space and amenities. At the end of the fiscal year we launched our first advertising campaign with the headline “What runs deeper than Lake Tahoe?” The answer was of course, “our desire to preserve it all.” With your help we will continue to gather the passion so many have for this extraordinary mountain treasure to preserve, and improve it, for many generations to come.
In service to Tahoe,