Vera Peerdeman and Karen Kraan are leaving the board. Both ladies are very happy that they started the Give A Damn Foundation together with Edith Molemans.
They look back proudly on five years of building and learning from the giving circle. And above all, on helping vulnerable LGBTQIA+ people in the world move forward. Vera realized that she had to take a step back, because she could no longer give Give A Damn the attention it deserved. She says: “I have therefore (with pain in my heart) come to the decision to withdraw from the board. Give a Damn will always have a place in my heart.” Karen is a real starter and initiator. After five years, the time feels right to pass on Give A Damn. She says: “I am extremely proud of what we have all achieved and am confident that it will continue.”
Both also give up their membership. Because they “don’t want to get in anyone’s way”. They give space and confidence to Edith, Martijn and their successors to further shape and grow the giving circle.