We are pleased to introduce, Jessica Ceisel, our Senior Manager of Women United & Donor Engagement. 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 had the pleasure of joining the UWLC team in November 1, 2021 as Community Engagement Coordinator. I was then thrilled to have the opportunity to transition to Senior Manager of Women United & Donor Engagement, starting in January 2023.
What are your title and role?
In my role as Senior Manager of Women United & Donor Engagement, I have the opportunity to partner with many of our community donors including the incredible women who make up Women United.
What made you want to be a part of this organization?
My background is in education but over the past few years I have become involved in the non-profit world. It quickly became clear to me that the non-profit sector is exactly where I am supposed to be. I love how UWLC merges my two worlds together by helping education thrive within our local community.
Which of UWLC’s programs do you connect to most and why?
Women United! This group is comprised of so many inspiring women who come together with the unified goal to support the community in which we live and work. It is truly an honor to participate in volunteer, philanthropic and social experiences with these women. These ladies come together, each with their own unique perspective, background and talents with the shared intention of creating positive change. It is unlike any other group I have been part of!
What is your favorite part of your job here?
This is an easy answer for me–I love having the opportunity to explore our community and connect with people who I may not otherwise have the chance to connect with. Understanding the stories and the “why” of our community members and organizations has been by far the most rewarding part of the work that I do here at UWLC. Our community has so much to offer!
When you are not at work, what kinds of things do you do with your time?
You can find me outdoors and on or near the water whenever I get the opportunity. I love to spend time with my husband and two kiddos exploring or finding new adventures with my friends. I also spend much of my time in the rare disease and pediatric medical advocacy world helping to bring awareness and advancement. Most of all, and probably most importantly, I love to laugh and indulge in all things cheese.
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