What inspired you to join the Women's Giving Circle?
I was inspired to join the women's giving circle because it offers a unique way to support women's initiatives. Personally, I have a passion for trying to help others be successful and support those working to make Bartholomew County a great place to live.
What do you think is the best thing about being a member of the Circle?
The best thing about being a member of the women's giving circle is the focus on women and the ease of which you can engage. You don't have to invest a lot of time to find worthy causes to support - they bring the options to you!
What causes are most important to you?
I have a variety of interests but one particular area is supporting children and those who care for them. Raising a child is incredibly hard (I'm challenged Every. Single. Day) and it has made me a strong believer that if we can help our kids be set up for success in life, that is an investment that continues to pay dividends.
Why is giving back important?
Giving back is important to me because I have been very fortunate in my life to have a personal support network, mentors, and opportunities to increase my education. Not everyone has had those same chances in life and I feel a strong desire to help those who have not been as fortunate. I believe, at a fundamental level, that everyone wants a healthy, happy life and family. And if we all work together, even in small ways, to help others have access to the support they need to do that everyone wins in the end.
What do you hope to gain from your WGC membership?
With my WGC membership, I hope to continue to be inspired and continue to help women. The WGC is an inspiration for me because it demonstrates the power people have when they come together around shared goals.