Member Seeks Opportunity for Non-Profit Board Service
Sarah Tadesse, Mercy Health, Radiation Oncology Practice Manager
As a direct result of participating in the course, Sarah has approached a local organization to discuss board opportunities. With the help of Heather Gallant, and Aly Sterling Philanthropy, Sarah identified the non-profit she was interested in because they are very unique, completely local, and their programming hasn’t been mimicked elsewhere. Additionally, Sarah says, “My personal mission compliments their mission.”
This would be Sarah’s first non-profit board opportunity. She has served on executive committees and volunteered in the past, but never been involved at the highest level. Based on her training in the Board Member Accelerator series, Sarah requested a meeting with the Executive Director and a tour of the organization’s space. Very impressed with what she saw, the initial meeting led to further conversations and advanced opportunities to engage with the organization to make an impact in the community. While everything must remain confidential for now, we are very excited for Sarah as an EPIC Toledo member going out into the community to inspire change and can’t wait to follow-up with her to see how things are going in her philanthropic journey.
“The most impactful thing that that I took away from this course was to not just fill a seat. I need to make a huge difference, make an impact.” - Sarah T.
Many participants have expressed the sense that this course could significantly impact the non-profit operation within the Toledo community and Sarah agrees.
“Getting millennials and young professionals involved is so important because we are a different culture. Meshing the two [generations] and finding common ground benefits everyone.” - Sarah T.