LINC Member, Mitch Hogan
Corporate Banking Analyst
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey

 

LINC: Why did you decide to get involved with United Way of Greater Atlanta’s LINC group?
Mitch: I have a passion for serving and strive to surround myself with people with a similar passion. I graduated from UGA and moved to Atlanta with the goal of meeting new people who love to volunteer and meet others. I quickly came across LINC and was welcomed right away. Once I attended the first event, I could tell the community of people was what I was looking for. Each person I met was incredibly unique and came from all over the place. I loved hearing each person’s story and what drove them to volunteer their time and commit to this community. Some of the best advice I’ve gotten is to plant roots wherever you are, and I could tell that LINC is something that I would want to plant roots in and see how the organization and myself grow overtime.

 

LINC: What aspect of United Way’s work in the community are you most passionate about supporting?
Mitch: I love United Ways work to bring everyone from the community together to understand what the needs are in that community. Specifically, I’m passionate about supporting LINC’s initiative to bring young professionals into a space of giving and volunteering our time. I love to be surrounded by like-minded individuals and I want to continue to work to make the programs and events successful so that more people can learn about how they can make an impact in Atlanta. I’m passionate about serving and I’ve come to learn that each and every event United Way puts on, whether we are fighting homelessness or helping high schoolers understand how to succeed in college, is a way to learn so much about the individuals we are working to help.

 

LINC: What is your favorite quote?
Mitch: “Bloom where you are planted.”

LINC Member, Terry Vilayhong
Commercial Banker, SunTrust Bank


Why did you decide to get involved with United Way of Greater Atlanta’s LINC group?
Terry: I got involved from a United Way campaign when I moved to Atlanta 3 years ago, it was really fulfilling and now I’ve got multiple friends coming on a regular basis.

 

What aspect of United Way’s work in the community are you most passionate about supporting?
Terry: I’m most passionate about helping individuals that don’t have alternatives, circumstances were bad but we can always have faith in the future.

 

What is your favorite quote?
Terry: “People may not remember exactly what you did, or what you said, but they will always remember how you made them feel.”
– Maya Angelou