Giving Back

Giving Back

An important aspect of who I am is serving my community; I believe we have a responsibility and a choice.  We can take a seat and complain about the issues, or we can get up and make a difference. Garth Brooks sums it up best, “Life is not tried it is merely survived if you’re standing outside the fire”.

He said it well, and I believe it to be 100% true.  Size doesn’t matter here… often the smallest of efforts make the greatest impact. If one small action changes an individual’s life, that is a success!

Community, Civic and Voluntary Service:

  • United Way of Greater Atlanta – Board of Directors, Chair Public Policy (2017-Present)
  • Alliance Theatre – Board of Directors, Marketing & Communications Committee (December 2015 – Present)
  • Dad’s Garage Theatre Company – Board of Directors (2015-2018)
  • United way of Greater Atlanta – Community Engagement Council (2015 – Present)
  • Safe Harbor Ballot Committee (Safe Harbor Yes) – Marketing Chair (August 2015 – December 2016)
  • GSU J. Mack Robinson College of Business – Graduate Mentor 2017/2018

Engagements:

  • December 2015 – Featured in an article on “How Can You Create a Socially Conscious Company?” – Click Here to read the full article in the November/December 2015 issue of Connect Magazine.
  • 2015 Judge for the Spark Grant Competition held at The C3 – Connecting for Community Change conference. The Spark Prize competition is United Way’s first ever live, small grant competition, which recognizes leaders and organizations that are finding new ways to solve community problems. The competition awarded $60,000 in grants across 5 amazing non-profits.
  • In 2014 I had the pleasure of having an on-air discussion with United Way of Greater Atlanta President, Milton Little, on the future of giving and young professionals.
  • Speaker: ‘Changing of the Guard – How and Why Younger Donors Engage or Do Not Engage in Philanthropy’ – United Way of Metro Atlanta, “Be Greater” Conference. (July 2013)
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