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Join the Meals on Wheels People Ambassador Board

Young Professionals Make Impact on Nonprofit

Presented by Meals on Wheels October 16, 2017

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Are you looking for an opportunity to connect with your peers and to network? Professional and personal development? Build relationships and valuable connections? Be part of a highly successful group? Connect with like-minded people? Do you have a desire to support older adults in the Portland Metro area? Join the Meals on Wheels People Ambassador Board, have fun and make a difference in the lives of older adults!

The mission of the Ambassador Board is to raise awareness of Meals on Wheels People in the young professionals’ community, assist in fundraising and volunteer recruitment for the organization, infuse new ideas in order to engage young professionals and develop future board members and community leaders. The Ambassador board is staffed by Executive Director Suzanne Washington and Chief Development Officer Tony Staser. The Ambassador Board meets monthly and has the opportunity to connect with Meals on Wheels People Board of Directors.

Connie Gilfillan, LeanPath, joined the Ambassador Board in 2017. “I joined the Ambassador Board to help the organization inform families about Meals on Wheels People’s services that could benefit their loved ones that are in need of healthy meals and companionship; two things that help a person thrive,” she said.

One of the tasks the Ambassador Board is taking on is creation of the Kids Zone at the Stride for Seniors Charity Walk set for April 22 at Portland International Raceway. The Kids Zone will include games, food, entertainment, interactive booths, face painting and more.

“Becoming involved with the Ambassador Board is an opportunity to join a motivated team of individuals all working to help promote the great work of Meals on Wheels People in our local communities,” said Sam Dunn, Brown & Brown Northwest Insurance. “I think it is vitally important that our younger generations work to positively impact the lives of seniors in any way that we can. It is certain that our day will come where we will expect and rely on others in the same way.”

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“The reason I am involved with Meals on Wheels People is because I know first-hand how important human interaction is, especially as we age,” said Ariana Collins, Notogroup. “After an incredibly inspiring Luncheon in Portland, I realized I had to join the Ambassador Board to continue to spread the word about the organization and to fuel their efforts with my energy.”

Interested? Contact Kristin Mueller to arrange for an interview at [email protected]  or call 503.953.8138.