Staff Spotlight: Katie Martinez
We are pleased to introduce Katie Martinez, our Donor Relations Specialist. Keep reading to learn more about her role, what she likes to do in her free time and how she connects to the programs we offer at United Way of Lake County (UWLC)!
When did you start working at UWLC?
I started working at UWLC on April 4th, 2022.
What is your title and role?
My title is Donor Relations Specialist. I do a lot of the behind-the-scenes work for the Resource Development team. A big part of my job is to maintain our database so our account managers can build relationships with our donors. I also work closely with our Finance, Marketing, and Technology team to do day-to-day operations and prepare for events.
What made you want to be a part of this organization?
I love everything UWLC stands for! I knew I wanted a career that was centered around helping families. Serving people in my community was always a big factor for me as well. I found all that at United Way.
Which of UWLC’s programs do you connect to most and why?
I love the 211 program. I had no idea it even existed until I started working at United Way. I think seeing the impact is what really shocked me. The amount of people the program has helped is truly amazing. This is something everyone in the state can benefit from.
What is your favorite part of your job here?
I love collaborating with the Resource Development team to make connections with our donors. But my favorite part of my job is seeing the community benefit from our work. Coming to work every day and knowing you’re doing something for the community is so rewarding.
What kinds of things do you like to do with your time when you are not at work?
When I’m not at work, I love spending time with my family. I really enjoy spending time outside and going on walks. But I also love staying home and binge-watching shows on Netflix.
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