May 23 2017

Friends, Colleagues, and Partners of TCE:

It is with a heavy heart, and on behalf of our family here at the California Endowment, we extend thoughts and prayers to the victims and families of the horrific terrorist event in Manchester, England yesterday.

For an organization whose values and work are steeped in wellness, health, compassion, diversity, inclusion, and a sense of community, events such as these are particularly difficult for us to comprehend.  The partners and grantees we support perform the real work of healthy, inclusive communities — and while the pain of such events is immense, let the Manchester tragedy serve as a grim but powerful reminder of why we engage in the work that we do and support.

We wish for strength, peace, and blessings to the community of Manchester as they re-build and unite from this tragedy.