“My first volunteer job was when I was 14. I was a candy-striper at University Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI. I learned a lot of things that summer, including the fact that being in a hospital setting was not my thing. However, the experience launched a life-long habit of volunteering,” reflects Kay.
In fact, Kay has spent her career starting, building, and fixing nonprofit organizations. After 30 years away from Boulder she and her husband Roger recently moved back. Knowing it was important to get to know her new community, Kay explored various volunteer opportunities that would allow her to learn about Boulder and give back to the community. “My first encounter with SVP sold me on the organization and its model of engagement,” says Kay. She likes giving her time, expertise and treasure to an organization that effectively utilizes what she has to give.
In her first 6 months as a Partner Kay has tried to learn more about SVP by attending Partner Bootcamp, social events, and Partner meetings. She also worked on projects with Safe Shelter of Saint Vrain Valley and Attention Homes. Kay’s favorite part of being a Partner is “meeting smart, innovative, enthusiastic people who are committed to making a positive difference in their community, both Partners and Investees.”