Wellspring Founders Award Recipient: Rodger Kohn

An active Wellspring member since the mid-1990s, Rodger remembers being drawn to the organization because of our commitment to solve the root problems of housing and homelessness. Joining the Board of Directors for two terms in 2000, he later chaired the Capital Campaign Steering Committee and served as a reliable Table Captain at fundraising luncheons.

For Rodger, being a part of Wellspring was a mutually rewarding relationship: “the organization values its volunteers. It’s very engaging to be a part of the board and be a volunteer. You get to help make a difference and use your skills to help move that forward.” Utilizing this appreciation, Rodger became integral in the development and growth of Wellspring Family Services.

Despite feeling connected to Wellspring’s mission, when Rodger became a father earlier this year, he realized to what extent our services really impacted the children of Seattle and King County. As he explains, “it seems really hard to solve all of the other problems going on in people’s lives if you don’t have a stable place to live, a stable place to call home. Wellspring helps break cycles. Being a parent is such a profoundly moving and different relationship. It certainly gives me new perspective on how important the organization’s work is.”

For his long-standing leadership and support at Wellspring Family Services, we are honored to present him with the 2013 Founders Award. Thank you, Rodger!