On air with 1230wfva - fredericksburg

Joe Hargrove and Executive Director, Dave Cooper, represented the Brisben Center on 1230WFVA-Fredericksburg to talk about the mission and vision of the center. How can YOU join us in serving and loving your neighbor?

https://www.newstalk1230.net/episode/town-talk-july-11-2/

Brisben Center Give Day

Dear Friends,

Mere thanks cannot begin to convey our gratitude for your support of our first annual day of giving. We’ve raised over $36,000 and climbing to help put everyone who comes through our doors on the path to permanent housing. Thank you for this extraordinary support! 

If you did not have an opportunity to make a gift, you may still do so online below or by sending a check to our P.O. Box or by calling Chris Payton at 540-899-9853 ext. 118. Any amount you’re able to give will go a long way toward helping us fulfill our mission.

You can learn more about the important work we’ve been doing in this interview Executive Director David Cooper gave recently (https://comcastnewsmakers.com/Videos/2019/6/5/Brisben). We could not do what we do without you, and we’re so grateful for the gifts, goods, thoughts, and prayers you share with us for the deserving people we support.

Brisben Golf Tournament

MANY THANKS TO THESE COMMUNITY SPONSORS WHO MADE OUR GOLF TOURNAMENT POSSIBLE!


LINDA THOMPSON, GREG AND PENNY TRABER-REALTORS, GREGG AND ROBIN WOODARD, ANDERSON OIL COMPANY, MONARC, AARP, ALLSTATE, ANTOINETTE PINKNEY/ KAILA & ASSOCIATES, DEVELOPMENT CONSULTING SERVICES, SONIC, COMMUNITY BANK OF THE CHESAPEAKE, GARY HOLLAND

Marines visit brisben

The Brisben Center was the recipient of some hardworking Marines this week. Members from Quantico visited the Center and completed several very important projects, most importantly, getting the facility ready for our new washers and dryers from the Washington Redskins. They also organized several areas, including a very cluttered shed and braved the cold to organize the freezer, the best we have seen it in years. Thank you to these wonderful volunteers! SEMPER FI!!!

Fall forward with the volunteers!

Volunteers of Summer

Alpha Phi Alpha Honors Brisben

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Alpha Phi Alpha recently presented The Brisben Center with its prestigious Community Service Award for 2017. Brisben's Volunteer Coordinator Joe Hargrove accepted the award on behalf of Brisben. Hargrove thanked the fraternity for all they do for our community. Its mission statement is: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. develops leaders, promotes brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for our communities. The Brisben Center is honored to be recognized by this outstanding organization!

Welcome New Community Partner -- Kiwanis of Fredericksburg!

 
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Matt Mitchel (center) presents a check to Brisben's Joe Hargrove (left) and Chris Payton.

Matt Mitchel (center) presents a check to Brisben's Joe Hargrove (left) and Chris Payton.

Matt Mitchel, representing the Board of Directors for Kiwanis of Fredericksburg, presented a check to the Brisben Center in recognition of the work the Center does with children. The Kiwanis is “dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time” and recognizes the many children and their families Brisben has assisted in their journey in returning to permanent housing. The Brisben Center is proud to announce the Kiwanis as its newest Community Partner!

Brisben Center Welcomes New Executive Director

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The Thurman Brisben Center Executive Board of Directors welcomes N. David Cooper as the new executive director of the Center. The Center is the greater community’s 80-bed residential emergency homeless shelter operating 24-hours a day/365 days a year. Cooper assumed his duties on Monday, January 2. 
 
Cooper brings an extensive array of experience and training in organizational leadership, community development, and construction project management. He has informed, inspired, equipped, led, coached and consulted with non-profit agencies, businesses, congregations, universities, community groups and individuals to coalesce partners for discovering, mapping and linking resources that achieve community-inspired, community-developed and community-resourced results. He focuses on ending homelessness, resolving poverty, developing community-affordable housing, and improving food security.

Building on a successful career in heavy construction project management, Cooper earned multidisciplinary graduate degrees that include Master of Social Work in human services administration, policy and programs, Master of Divinity in pastoral leadership, and graduate Certificate in Public (non-profit) Management.

Cooper has served on the Richmond Continuum of Care for coordination of homeless services, Virginia Prisoner Reentry Policy Academy housing workgroups, and he has advocated in the White House, the U.S. Congress and Virginia General Assembly.

Cooper enjoys family, fishing, hiking and reading; and, he is very excited to participate with our community in Together—Building a Better Brisben toward ending homelessness in Planning District 16.

Kim Lally will continue her outstanding service to Brisben as deputy director/chief operating officer.
Past executive director and resource officer, Roger Trott, and his wife, Terry, intend to stay active in donating, fundraising and volunteering on behalf of Brisben.

You may reach David Cooper at 540-899-9853 or dcooper@brisbencenter.org.

Holiday Volunteer Slideshow

Happy Holidays from Brisben! Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers!

Volunteer Slideshow

Thank you to all of Brisben's recent volunteers!

New Volunteer Slideshow!

We are thankful for all of our volunteers at Brisben and we want to show them off! Beginning today, we regularly will post a slideshow of MANY of the wonderful volunteers who come to Brisben to work, or serve food, or drop off supplies, or entertain Brisben residents. Please join us in acknowledging these generous and big-hearted people!