I came to the UVC board representing United Methodist Women, whose connection to the support of children, youth and women is as old as the organization itself. On a personal level, I was in education for 30 years, working with students in reading from kindergarten to graduate school. I connected with many children who were struggling because of circumstances beyond their control.
In retirement, I have found that the UVC board was the perfect opportunity to stay connected with helping children, albeit from a distance. This board provides support for three outstanding organizations who connect with children, youth and families in need of their unique services, as well as being an advocate on their behalf. I’m proud to serve as a board member, knowing that my contribution makes a difference in the lives of others.