Board of Directors
Peter Schweitzer, Summertown, TN
Lisa Wartinger, Salinas, CA
Bruce Curtis, Berkeley, CA
Tom Kanatakeniate Cook, Pine Ridge Reservation, SD
Robert Reifel, Sante Fe, NM
William Meeker, M.D., Nashville, TN
Patricia O’Bannon, Miami, FL
Carol Nelson, Summertown, TN
Mary Ellen Bowen, Summertown, TN
Jake Frohman, JD, New York, NY
Mary Hamilton, Summertown, TN
Peter Schweitzer, Executive Director, Summertown, TN
Anita Whipple, Office Manager/Bookkeeper, Summertown, TN
Lisa Wartinger, Associate Director, Salinas, CA
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE AND MISSION
Since its founding in 1974, Plenty has been a conduit for volunteers, material goods, ideas, technology, and funding to help people achieve their aspirations for a better life. Plenty’s mission is to assist in the protection, stewardship and sharing of the world’s resources in order to promote the well being of the communities and the environment we share. To this end, Plenty promotes the exchange of beneficial technologies, skills, and resources between people in a spirit of friendship and respect.
The community groups that Plenty assists represent Native peoples who are working to sustain their cultures; women organizing to improve their health, economic and social status; families, schools and community groups caring for, and educating their children; and older generations imparting the values of respect for the earth, and each other, to the young. Most of Plenty’s projects involve long-term partnerships that developed in response to direct requests for assistance. Together we seek practical, long-term solutions to the challenges they face.
Plenty is a registered non-profit, 501-C-(3) organization which is funded by individual donors, foundations, and community groups. We welcome any and all financial support.