How did you become involved with CHN?
In 2012, I began working at CHN seasonally on the Adopt A Family program. At the time, I was a stay-at-home mom, and was looking to do something out of the house. My involvement with Adopt A Family led me to my current position, working on CHN's annual fundraising events
and organizing our volunteers
What type of experience is needed to be successful in your position?
I came to CHN with 10 years of
special events and
fundraising experience. Time
skills and being detail-oriented are very important skills to have in order to execute our events and programs.
What is your favorite part about working with our donors?
I love working closely with people and creating lasting relationships. I enjoy helping the donors understand our mission
as well as getting to know them on a personal level.
With Bring it Home moving to May 9, what can we expect at the event this year?
We are really excited about this year's Bring it Home event. Attendees will see a new layout for our silent auction, great social and networking opportunities, and a new venue
Petruzzello's in Troy. I think moving Bring it Home to the spring sets us apart from other
events traditionally held during the fall.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
Being a mom of four, I am grateful for the opportunity to work for an organization that is very understanding of the importance of having a good work-life balance. I love being part of something larger that makes a difference and the work that I do each day to help.
Parting words of wisdom?
Many non-profits share this quote in their literature and on their websites. I feel like it really speaks to my thoughts on donor-relations,
"Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference."
I am grateful for Lisa's work, as well as the work of all CHN team members.
Thank you for your ongoing support!