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Volunteer Spotlight- Kay Godbey

Kay Godbey worked a long career in local government finance, with over 30 years of experience under her belt! Now retired, Kay has served on the board of Between Horses and Humans for the past two years as Treasurer. She saw the need for running the financial side of things and jumped to put her knowledge and expertise to work.

Kay grew up in Ohio and with only her skis and van, she traveled to Montana, where she became a seasonal firefighter in the US Forest Service and met her husband. From there, they moved to Henderson, Nevada in the 90’s where she became active with several youth organizations and fundraising events.

When her kids went off to college at the University of Nevada, Reno, Kay fell in love with Northern Nevada. Once she retired, they packed up and moved to rural Nevada. Kay found Between Horses and Humans through fellow board member Nancy Downey, after she expressed they were looking for a treasurer. Kay decided she wanted to revisit the spreadsheets and have a way to keep her retired brain busy, while also using her skills to benefit a deserving organization.

Kay is an animal lover but didn’t grow up around horses. However, Kay says you don’t need experience with horses to recognize the impact the animals make on BHH’s participants. With a few visits to the barn and her time spent at fundraising events, Kay said she sees the difference the horses can make simply by observing the students and families supported by BHH.

As BHH’s treasurer, Kay witnesses firsthand how much of an impact donations and fundraising events make on keeping the nonprofit running.

“I just think it’s a wonderful organization, that right now is offered at no cost, but we need financial support to expand the program and support kids who are having challenges in their lives,” Kay said.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, 100% of donations and fundraising efforts go towards operating the program at no cost to its participants. Caring for the students’ and horses’ equipment as well as nutrition, grooming and hoof care for the horses are only some of the costs of running the organization. Kay says any donation, big or small, makes a profound impact.

Between Horses and Humans is grateful to receive any financial support from donors, the community, and people with a heart for horses and their mission. To learn more about donating, visit our Donation page or click the Donate Today button at the top of the website.

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