In addition to financial support, Bridges To Learning also welcomes contributions of time and expertise that help sustain the organization and help accomplish its goals. Examples of non-financial support include:

  • Administrative and bookkeeping support
  • Outreach to potential new sponsors and donors
  • Identifying speaking and promotional opportunities
  • Translation - Vietnamese/English, English/Vietnamese
  • Identifying bilingual educational resources
  • Marketing support
  • Print and electronic media assistance
  • Social networking support
  • Fundraising event assistance
  • Fundraising assistance

If you have skills that would help support the work of Bridges To Learning, please Contact Us.

Our volunteers are a key component of Bridges to Learning's success. We would like to highlight several:

  • Justin Kramer

    Sales Team Lead at Outsell, Inc.


     BTL involvement: Caring Committee Director at Outsell

    • Corporate Liaison for Bridges to Learning
    • Solicited local business donations for annual silent auction
    • Assists in printing and copy needs

    Why BTL?

    I love helping people in need and being able to bring education and the basic needs of life to students through B2L. My wife and I currently sponsor children both personally and through work.

  • Diane Ingersoll

    Project Manager at IBM

    diane_ingersollBTL Involvement: Silent Auction Manager 2010, 2009, 2008

    • Organized incoming auction items
    • Coordinated silent auction bidding
    • Created auction materials, from bid sheets to final bid input and receipts

    Why BTL?

    I was introduced to Jerri, the Founder, early on in Bridges to Learning's development. After learning about what she was doing, I wanted to make a difference myself and further support her efforts for the Anh Linh School.

  • Long Vo

    Master of Public Policy, University of Minnesota


    BTL Involvement
    : Vietnamese Translator

    • Translate student letters and cards to their sponsors
    • Engage additional parties in BTL work

    Why BTL?

    I am Vietnamese-American. My parents are from Vietnam and came to the U.S. in 1975. I have a strong interest in helping Vietnam, and I plan to one day open a free school of my own in Vietnam and give back to my ancestral homeland. Through my volunteer work with Bridges to Learning I am staying connected to this history and giving back."