How long have you been involved with United Way?
More than 15 years.
Why did you decide to get involved with United Way and Women United?
I love how the United Way helps in the community. Their approach to support low-income families in every aspect of their lives and to help them have a sustainable transition is admirable. The United Way really “gets it”. I love the affinity groups that the United Way offers and having the opportunity to serve with Women United has been an awesome experience. It feels special to work with a group of women who have the same passion as you do to support women in the community.
How do you link your professional and philanthropic interests?
I recently transitioned from a role of 17 years to a position more aligned with my passion to work in the community. During this time, I have had the opportunity to work closer with organizations like the United Way and engage others by sharing how the United Way helps our community and how they can be a part of their mission.
What advice would you give to someone considering inviting the women in their life to get involved with Women United?
I would share that Women United is a group of focused, like-minded, generous, women who have a mission to change the lives of all women, by providing support and encouragement.