"I don't think there is anything in the world as important or as difficult as raising a child, especially in today's world. Stories of substance abuse, bullying, social media threats, suicides, gun violence, sexual assault, etc. seem endless. Raising Resilience helps parents navigate these scary seas by providing practical information, tips and resources, as well as invaluable community support. No one can--or should--try to go it alone. We Bainbridge Islanders are lucky that we don't have to. I have been to many of the films and lectures that Raising Resilience has brought to the Island over the years, and each and every one of them has augmented my understanding of the pressures and trends facing kids today. As a result, I am more aware of and better equipped to handle the needs of my three kids. And, just as important, I don't feel that I am all alone in the battle. Raising Resilience is a tremendous community resource."  - Deborah B.

Raising Resilience is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit. We provide quality speakers, documentaries, webinars, resourceful content, and parenting classes through the generous donations of individuals and area businesses.


In order to remain inclusive and keep ticket prices reasonable, we rely on sponsorships from community-minded organizations and businesses, and donations from members of our community. Join our village, make a difference: pledge / donate / sponsor today.

Ways to Give:

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Resilience Pledge


Be A Resilience Ambassador: Participate / Advocate / Donate

When parents feel supported and empowered with tools to build resilience in themselves and their children, our youth can thrive, and our community can grow stronger. Let's work together to raise resilience and lift each other up!  Resilient Families = Resilient Communities



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Your contribution will help youth and families thrive

If you donate through One Call for All your donation will be specifically earmarked for Raising Resilience. Every gift of over $20 through One Call for All earns a “share” of the Community Fund and it saves us processing fees, so your gift helps give more!

If you prefer, you can also donate through PayPal-DONATE NOW-

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Join Our Circle of Community-Minded Sponsors

Communities thrive when the families that make up that community are resilient. Youth have a far greater chance of building resilience when parents feel supported. Let’s Raise Resilience Together!

"We are proud to sponsor Raising Resilience! As parents and members of the Bainbridge Island community we know it takes a village to raise kids. Raising Resilience offers programs and support to help us all build a strong foundation for our youth and our world,"  - Susan Lorenz & Jennifer Saez of LORENZ & SAEZ, Realogics Sotheby's International.

Contact us at info@raisingresilience.org to inquire about sponsorship opportunities or featured resource listings.

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THANKS to Our Generous 2020/2021 Supporters:

Annual Level and Grants:





Sustaining Level: One Call For All Donors, Danilchik Family

Support Level: Carden Country School, Hyla Middle School, Montessori Country School

Circle Level: Bainbridge Vision, College Advisory Services, Nalu Center for Healing, Jennifer Pells (Windermere Real Estate Agent), Wilkes PTO

AND, Our Community Partners:

Bainbridge Island School District, Bainbridge Island Police Department, Bainbridge Youth Services, and Bainbridge Prepares

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