Committed, charismatic, and kind, Lynne Stout is everything one would want in a leader. And in many ways, it is though she has been preparing to be Chair of the Women of Philanthropy Giving Circle all her life - she just didn't know it until now.
McDonald native Rachel Gladden may have retired from her days of teaching kindergartners and first graders, but as a passionate volunteer, her schedule is as busy as ever!
“Helping is who I am. I want to be a better person, and I believe the Women of Philanthropy Giving Circle is a new avenue that will help me in that respect.”
It could be said that Gwendolyn Simmons carries yellow and green pom-poms wherever she goes. After a single conversation with this Giving Circle member it is easy to see that she is one of the Women of Philanthropy's greatest cheerleaders.
Carol Keller is a remarkable woman for many reasons. She spent years working as a skilled surgical nurse. She has an incredible passion for community service. But most importantly, she has what it takes to do what few of us ever could - keep up with Charles Keller.
Molly Crooks always wears a bracelet with four large blue beads. It was a gift from her sister. Every morning, she starts her day by touching each of the beads and thinking about something for which she is grateful. The piece is called a “blessings bracelet.”
Even when facing adversity, Molly is someone who counts her blessings – and that says a lot about her character.
Amy Brown has spent a lifetime building communities. A lifelong resident of the Mon Valley, Amy spent much of her 30 year career in the housing and construction industry.
Today, she remains active and continues to build communities in a different way through her volunteer work in Monongahela and through her membership in the Women of Philanthropy Giving Circle.