Community building has lost one of its great advocates and facilitators.
Bonnie’s contributions to the Foundation for Community Encouragement (FCE) and community building were significant, varied, and frequent. She was a facilitator, Board member, Council member, volunteer and friend. Over many decades, Bonnie touched a multitude of people through formal and informal community building practices.
The following excerpts from emails that Bonnie wrote seem a poignant way to illustrate how exceptional Bonnie was, to draw from her wisdom, and to celebrate her essence and belief in community.
Seeking an authentic sense of community?
The Foundation for Community Encouragement (FCE) is a 501(c)(3) educational, non-profit organization. We are dedicated to the quest for community among people from diverse backgrounds and beliefs. FCE establishes a safe place, where common values can be acknowledged and differences can be explored.
We enable individuals, groups and organizations to identify and grapple with the issues that cause divisions between people. We encourage the members of the group to transcend the conflicts that may hamper progress toward accomplishing the goals they are seeking to achieve.