Moving on

HighUintas8-10-14Hi Friends-

After nearly 25 years with PURE, I have left Chicago and moved to Wyoming (yes, you read that right!) with my husband Larry. Larry received a call from a church there and it was the right time for us to make this move.

During the past two years or so, I have been trying to keep PURE going with very little money. At the same time, I’ve helped start a national group, Parents Across America (PAA), into which I’ve also put a lot of unpaid time. I plan to keep working with PAA from Wyoming, but it makes n sense to try to run PURE from another state.

It’s up to the PURE Board to decide what to do from here. They may decide to keep the PURE name and corporate status without my involvement. They can also decide to close PURE down. We are hoping to meet in Chicago in about a month to make that determination.

I am sad to end my work with PURE, but it has been an amazing 25 years and I am very proud of what we have done together. It has also been a joy and privilege to get to know all of you and to work with our founders, Joy and Bernie Noven, and with Johnny, Wanda and Ismael, and all the others who have been a part of the PURE staff and Board of Directors over the years.

One more thing – please keep Johnny in your thoughts. He has recently had major surgery. Also please keep Wanda in your prayers as she deals with financial and health issues.

I will keep in touch.

Julie

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Julie Woestehoff is PURE's executive director. Julie's work has earned her a Ford Foundation award and recognition as one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in Chicago.
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