It has been five weeks since I joined the United Way of Salt Lake team as a Community Investment Advisor. I’d like to introduce myself and share with you what drew me to the great work United Way of Salt Lake is doing in our community.
I grew up in a small rural town in Oregon where advanced and equal educational opportunities were not often accessible due to location and resources. Through my schooling, I was fortunate enough to have positive mentors, both inside the classroom and in the community, that encouraged me to pursue further education and identify my potential. In college I began to recognize the influence those mentors had on my progression and wanted to find a way to contribute to the same development for others.
Why do I love working for United of Salt Lake? I am passionate about creating lasting changes and developing opportunities for all to improve. United Way of Salt Lake fulfills that desire 100% by making a promise to change the odds for children and their families and giving them the chance to succeed in school and in life.
It is a privilege to be a part of an organization that is bringing so many people and partners together to accomplish this goal. As I was once a receipt of similar efforts, I now am able to spread that message and invite others to invest in lives, in our community and invest in change.