Welcome, friends of

General Service Foundation

“Loving mom, peaceful warrior, nurturing mentor, passionate advocate, believer that all are welcome at the table, fierce and gentle...”
–how Lani Shaw is remembered

On June 1, 2014, Lani Shaw passed away of natural causes at her home in Aspen, Colorado. Lani was the Executive Director of GSF and a valued mentor and dear friend to us all. She is deeply missed as the foundation seeks to forge a path without our thoughtful leader.

Lani has been the cornerstone of GSF’s vision and efforts for over 20 years. Her passion and dedication will continue to guide us as we honor her and look for new opportunities to advance our mission. Lani’s deeply held belief that there is “enough to go around” will inspire GSF to work towards building community, sustainability and a just world. Lani’s example has had a permanent impact on the foundation’s work and the GSF family.

During this transition:

  • Our grant review process will move forward on schedule. The next letter of inquiry deadlines are September 2, 2014 and February 2, 2015.
  • We will hold our upcoming scheduled board meetings in November 2014 and April 2015.
  • We are in the process of creating a new GSF web site. In the meantime, please see the current web site for guideline information and an online application.

For questions, please contact Sara Samuels, sara@generalservice.org.