Over the course of 2013, Counterpart International worked with 2,600 organizations in 27 countries. We are proud to be a partner in these organizations' successes, improving their ability to envision, plan, and execute strategies that have made their communities more vital, sustainable, and inclusive.
This Annual Report shares a few of our favorite stories from 2013—of social sector organizations and their leaders with a vision. Each story shows how, with a little support from Counterpart International and our farsighted donors and investors, they have been able to transform their communities. What is more, each organization now has a stronger foundation, which sets the stage for long-term service. And their leaders are already envisioning the next opportunity for good.
Our Annual Report also celebrates the life of Counterpart International's co-founder, Father Stanley Hosie, whose long, full life ended in 2013. Counterpart International was imagined by Father Stan and Elizabeth Silverstein back in 1963, and launched in 1965. Their joint determination and belief in social justice has served as the beacon for the Counterpart International team for nearly 50 years.
We head into 2014 with high energy— expanding into new countries and launching new partnerships that will extend our services to many more social sector organizations and leaders. Stay tuned, and stay in touch!
Warm wishes from Counterpart International,
Joan Parker and Jeffrey T. LaRiche