What is your role at CancerLINC?
As CancerLINC’s development associate, I support its fundraising and donor relations efforts. Specifically, I coordinate the day-to-day tasks associated with donor stewardship, gift tracking and reporting, new donor cultivation and fundraising event support.
What led you to this career?
I previously worked as an attorney specializing in labor and employment matters. Early in my career as an attorney, I provided pro bono services to CancerLINC. I had a very positive experience and enjoyed serving a greater purpose. I knew that working for a non-profit like CancerLINC would provide me with the chance to make a difference for cancer patients in my hometown and was very excited when the development associate position opened up.
What do you find rewarding about working here?
I enjoy being on a team working to make life easier for cancer patients and their families. I am looking forward to widening my skillsets, learning from and contributing to a passionate and effective group of people.
If you could snap your fingers and become an expert in something, what would it be?
Foreign languages. I lived in Munich, Germany for three years and had to take classes every week to stay somewhat proficient. I would love to be able to speak the primary languages of all of our clients and the places I travel.
What hobbies / other interests do you have?
I enjoy running and hiking with my husband and four kids. I plan to run a half marathon this summer and the Richmond Marathon in the fall.