STS Honors Founder Bill Coibion

Founder leaving nonprofit to focus on faith-based mission

Shoulder To Shoulder, one of few local nonprofits that addresses the fatherlessness in our communities, honors its founder Bill Coibion who has stepped away April 1, 2017, to pursue his passion to help men become all God wants them to be.

Coibion began with the Point Man Breakfast Series, which has reached over 25,000 men in our region. In 2004, Mr. Coibion launched the first transformational discipleship-based men’s ministry in the greater region as the Men’s Pastor at Adventure Christian Church. Then, in fall 2007, Bill began a long-term initiative to mentor generationally fatherless boys that enables them to become well-balanced, mature men in their family and community in the future.

“Leaving a legacy to the generations that follow is something we teach the young boys at Shoulder To Shoulder every day. There is no doubt that Bill is leaving his own legacy not only within the organization, but with hundreds of at-risk youth who are now living better lives because of Shoulder To Shoulder.” said Ron Crane, Board Chairman for Shoulder To Shoulder. “We are thrilled to ensure his legacy lives on with the annual William H. Coibion Jr. Award.”

To honor Coibion for all of the tremendous work he has put into the organization and surrounding communities, Shoulder To Shoulder has created the William H. Coibion, Jr. Award. The honor will be presented annually to an individual in our region who best embodies Coibion’s passion, dedication and commitment to uplifting at-risk youth.

“Bill has brought to light the devastating effects regarding fatherlessness and how it has impacted our communities. His relentless pursuit to address our region’s number one social challenge has made a real difference for hundreds of disadvantaged youth and their families,” said Dr. John Jackson, President of William Jessup University in Rocklin.

“Without Bill’s foresight and dedication over the past decades, Shoulder To Shoulder would not have made the impact it has in this community on the many young boys who are now on the path to success,” said Shoulder To Shoulder President Richard Moore. “His guidance and mentorship will be greatly missed by our staff and families.”

“I look forward to focusing my time and effort to encourage and equip men in our region to become Sons to our Heavenly Father that model the attributes of being a Godly husband, father and community servant.” said Coibion.

With gratitude,

Ronald G. Crane, Chairman

Richard A. Moore, President

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Are you a State Employee? Member of an AFL-CIO affiliated labor union? Do you work for a company like SAFE Credit Union or VSP?

Shoulder To Shoulder and United Way

If so, did you know that you can support Shoulder to Shoulder through the United Way Workplace Giving Program?

That’s right, Shoulder To Shoulder (STS) has recently been accepted as a United Way Certified Nonprofit Partner. This means that employees of qualifying organizations can now support STS through payroll deductions. It’s a simple, no hassle way to give to STS in any amount.

All you have to do is contact your employer’s HR Department to see if your organization is a part of the United Way Workplace Giving Program.

You can also request that a representative of STS come and speak or set up a display at your workplace. United Way Giving Program employers are more than willing to have our reps come! They simply need to receive a request from you.

The United Way Workplace Giving Program. It’s a simple way to make a powerful difference for urban fatherless young men. STS is proud to have been selected for this program. Please contact your employer today to see if you qualify, or call Donna Ramos at 916-285-5422 for more info.

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United Way Accepts Shoulder To Shoulder as a Non-Profit Partner

STS is proud to announce its acceptance as a Nonprofit Partner with United Way of Greater Sacramento.  STS submitted to a rigorous application and review process and is now part of the select group of non-profits that have been endorsed by The United Way. We are proud to have been able to earn this designation, and we are especially happy about the new pathways this offers for friends and supporters of STS to play a part in what we do. Allow us to explain.

Have you ever wanted to become a financial supporter of Shoulder to Shoulder, but just haven’t been able to find a convenient way to give? Well now there’s an answer to that challenge: the United Way Workplace Giving Program.

This program makes it is possible for you to give to STS in any amount you choose through payroll deduction right at your workplace. Most larger employers in our region are part of this program, including The State of California, AFL-CIO Union Affiliates, and companies like SAFE Credit Union and VSP. All you have to do is contact your organization’s HR Department to see if your employer or organization is a part of the United Way Workplace Giving Program. They’ll help you set up your monthly donation via payroll. It’s that simple.

But there’s even more. You can also request that a representative of STS come and speak or set up a display at your workplace. United Way Giving Program employers are more than willing to have our reps come! They simply need to receive a request from you.

A recent study discovered that Sacramento residents are less likely to give and actually donate fewer dollars than the national average. In fact, only 62% of households in the Greater Sacramento Region give to charities. One of the big reasons for this is that people who sincerely want to give just don’t know a simple way to give that is convenient, reliable and goes to support charities that help people right in their own backyard. The United Way Workplace Giving Program changes all that. With your help, we believe more people than ever will begin giving to support charities like STS to change lives right here in our own city.

The United Way Workplace Giving Program. It’s a simple way to make a powerful difference for fatherless young men. STS is proud to have been selected for this program.  Please contact your employer today to see if you qualify, or call our office at 916-285-5422 for more info.

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STS Recognized for Making A Difference

With great pride we report that on January 16, 2011, STS Founder and President Bill Coibion received a 2011 Difference Maker Award presented at Sacramento’s 2011 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration for his work with children and youth. This award is given to individuals who demonstrate excellence in both faith and service in the greater Sacramento area. This prestigious peer award is recognition of both courage and sacrificial leadership. Past recipients have included Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and Superior Court Judge Troy Nunley.

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