Share Your Why

Today, we’re excited to share a #WhyWednesday video featuring Lisa Bowman, Chief Marketing Officer of United Way Worldwide. Lisa joined us at the 10th annual Women’s Leadership Breakfast in November 2017, as we heard from keynote speaker Geena Davis, founder of the Geena Davis Institute for Gender in Media.

At the Women’s Leadership Breakfast, Lisa took a moment to share her why with us! Hear why she’s passionate about United Way’s work to improve the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community:


What inspires you to give, advocate and volunteer in your community? We want to hear the cause that drives you to give back to Greater Atlanta. Share Your Why with United Way!

Share Your Why

For Ryan Heidish, Youth United board member and Alpharetta High School senior, community service is a way to make sure that everyone in Greater Atlanta has the opportunity to thrive.

In December, he shared the following on our blog: “Growing up, I have always felt fortunate to have a safe neighborhood, access to education, and enough food and water to support my needs. Having said that, I feel like it is only right to give back to the people who may not be as lucky as I am. In my opinion, everyone deserves an equal opportunity to be successful. By giving back, we can help to make that a reality; the problem that our society faces is a lack of people who realize this.”

Below, hear why he believes it’s so important to get involved in community service – especially for youth.

Opportunity. Equity. Well-being. Financial stability. Community connection. What’s your “why”? We want to know what drives you to give, advocate and volunteer for Greater Atlanta. Share Your Why with United Way!