What brought you to United Way?
My first job out of high school I worked for a corporation that very much supported United Way and I became a contributor and helped a bit with our annual campaign events.
How long and in what capacity have you been involved?
I've been a donor since 1978. In 1989 I became not only a donor but also helped with the annual campaign at my workplace. For many years I was our Campaign Chair. I became a Loaned Executive; I was an Honorary Campaign Chair with UW and volunteered on the Vision Council Board. In 2013 I was given the opportunity to be one of the founding members of our local Women United affiliate. Since retirement I am a “member at large” and volunteer in the pantry and at events whenever we are home and available.
With the help of donors and volunteers, United Way is able to do so much. What area(s) are you most passionate about?
I am most passionate about the programs that impact the children in our community. I love seeing our community come together to help support our future (the children) and to help them succeed in any way possible. I was shocked to learn how many students' experience homelessness and are food insecure. Our pantry is a great resource for schools to help with this growing issue.
Tell us more about you! Family, hobbies, interests, etc!
I have lived in the Boise/Meridian area since I was 3 (oh so many years ago).
My hubby and I still live in Meridian, have two grown children and two grown grand-daughters. Our only “child” at home now is our little Doxie named Izzy. She is 11 and keeps us on our toes! I retired in 2020 after a long career with Intermountain Gas Company. Amongst many other things, we ride motorcycles, camp, spend time in AZ, I love to read, sew, and travel to see family. Most of all we enjoy each and every day!