How did you become connected to the Women’s Foundation?
My mother was on the board and asked me to serve on the Girls’ Grant Making Committee. I gladly said yes because I thought this would be a great opportunity for me to give back to my local community. And, going to an all-girls high school, this committee had special appeal to me.

How has your work with the Girls Grant Making Committee impacted your life?
It’s made me much more aware of the problems that women in our area go through on a daily basis—and more eager to help with these problems.

How do you describe your experience with the Women’s Foundation?
Gratifying, heart-warming and honored

Who inspires you?
My mother, because she works incredibly hard for her family and never asks for anything in return. She finds happiness through making her family happy.

What’s your favorite quote?
JFK’s “If not us, who? If not now, when?”

Is there an object in your life that symbolizes how things have changed for you since you became associated with WFGV?
My college bumper sticker. Whenever I look at it, I think of the Girl’s Grant-making Committee and my role in it because it was pivotal to my acceptance into college.

What is your hope or dream for the future?
I hope women and girls served by the foundation can find self-sustainability and a healthy balance of work and family life. I hope that they will pass on all they have learned and strived for to their children, so their children can in turn be self-sustainable.