The Altruistic American was founded by Chris Battenberg on the 1st of January 2019. Chris Battenberg is the Founder and Executive Director of The Altruistic American and has been a member of the Truckee Meadows community for 27 years. He graduated from Spanish Springs High School, began a family and has worked in local news for the past 14 years. He is a dedicated father to his children and spouse to Janelle Gale, Co-founder of The Altruistic American. Janelle is the Assistant Director and Secretary for The Altruistic American, T.A.A. couldn't be in better hands. All that said lets get into why we decided to take action. While growing up and now raising our children in the Truckee Meadows we have been witness to an overwhelming need for help and compassion in our communities various venues. whether it's hungry children, the lack of access to services or mental health resources, we want to seal the cracks in our communities that so many seem to slip though. We know we can't solve this alone and it wont be easy but even if it's one issue at a time we will be successful in our mission. This mission is only possible with the help of amazing members from our community, like you!
Richard Sloane is our C.O.O. (Chief Operating Officer) He is a dedicated and motivated individual with unparalleled skill in his line of work. He has lived in northern Nevada his entire life and is constantly doing everything he can to better our communities, he truly is a gift to this organization
We are currently looking for a volunteer for our Community Outreach Specialist position. As our Community Outreach Specialist your duties will include but are not limited to organizing and managing programs that promote community wellness. This position requires the ability to identify general community needs as well as the ability to identify services that are necessary for our community. If you would like to help TAA help our community then please contact us at ChrisBattenberg@thealtruisticamerican.com
We are currently seeking a Community Development Officer.
If you think you can help develop our relationship with the northern Nevada communities that we work in then this position is for you. Contact us at email@example.com
Janelle Gale, is our Co-Founder and Secretary. She is the backbone to this organization, her knowledge and experience make her a vital asset to T.A.A..
Atom and Crystal Knowles are our Donor Relations Managers. They are a married duo that handle all matters donor related. They have a strong passion to help their communities already being involved with other nonprofits as well as stepping up to take on the task of Donor Relations Manager for the Altruistic American. They are setting the bar for the rest of us to strive for. We couldn't be happier to have them on the team!
Social Media and Marketing Specialist
We are seeking a creative, forward-thinking, and organized social media volunteer to join our growing Nonprofit. The duties in this position include but are not limited to interacting with the virtual communities and network users to promote our Nonprofit and provide customer care. You must be able to create consistent, meaningful content on all social media platforms as well as act quickly and gracefully to resolve any customer complaints or criticisms posted on social media. If you would like to help TAA help our community then please contact us at ChrisBattenberg@thealtruisticamerican.com
The Kin Folk Dance is a parent/relative child dance. This fundraiser is our inaugural event to raise funds for the initial start up costs of The Altruistic American.
The Mental for Metal music festival is a work in progress and will one day be our biggest event. The music festival will benefit mental health awareness and education, raising funds for local nonprofits that specialize in all aspects of mental health.