Recently, United Way of Lake County welcomed seven new members to their Board of Directors. We will be highlighting each of the new members on our blog. Next up, hear from Lori Suddick, President at College of Lake County, about why she decided to join the Board.
What inspired you to join United Way of Lake County’s Board of Directors?
I have had opportunities to serve on boards in other communities I have previously lived and worked. I find such value in learning the needs in the community, understanding the resources available, and networking with other professionals. I believe being on the Board of Directors will offer me great insight as I learn about Lake County so that I can find mutually beneficial and collaborative ways to connect my organization to the outcomes of United Way.
What aspect of United Way’s work do you connect most with and why?
I most connect with the community impact focus on breaking the cycle of poverty. I firmly believe educational attainment is a means to breaking the cycle of poverty and have witnessed this first-hand through my own lived experience. United Way is a great example of an organization that links action with compassion to support improved outcomes for children and families. I want to contribute my time to helping others and I think engaging in community impact work through United Way is a great way to do so.
Why do you think it is important to support United Way’s mission?
United Ways mission is a worthwhile endeavor that makes our communities strong by focusing on improved achievement for children and families. I look forward to LIVING UNITED in Lake County.
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