Friends of RaiseUp Families Happy Hour

May . 1 . 2019

Join Us to Celebrate Susan’s Retirement & Welcome Christina as the new Executive Director

Announcing the Retirement of Susan Bolling

Please join us in extending best wishes to Susan Bolling, who is retiring from RaiseUp Families on June 1, 2019. Susan has been a tremendous leader of the organization for 5 years, and she will be greatly missed by the staff, board, and client families alike. Her passion for the mission and courage to aim for big goals, while following her huge heart, transformed the organization and set it up for many great things to come.

We know you all join us in wishing Susan well as she starts a new chapter in her life and know she is eager to travel and spend more time with her beloved family, especially her adorable grandchildren.

Thank you, Susan, for 5 amazing years!!

Christina Yaya named Executive Director

RaiseUp Families Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Christina Yaya as Executive Director effective May 1, 2019. The Board has the fullest confidence that Christina will use her years of nonprofit experience in fundraising, team building, and leadership to foster the growth of the mission and vision of RaiseUp Families in the years to come.

Christina is no stranger to RaiseUp Families as she joined the staff in 2012 as Community Engagement Manager and has worked alongside Susan Bolling to grow the organization and impact more families.

Christina’s Non-Profit career spans more than 18 years in leadership roles with various organizations. Her experience includes producing major fundraising events, creating and implementing development plans, preparing cultivation and stewardship strategies, writing grants and overseeing volunteers and staff members. Recently, Christina received a Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Rice University, completing a practicum focused on the next stage of program growth for RaiseUp Families.

Christina is the mom to two boys, Luca, and Alec, a founding board member of GiGi’s Playhouse Houston and the daughter of a hardworking single mom, who like so many mothers and families at RaiseUp, always worked tirelessly to give her the best chance in life.

Please join us in congratulating and welcoming Christina to her new position!


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Event Details

  • Date : 05/29/2019
  • Time : 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM