Lisa Messinger (50) is a philanthropist and past President of the Westchester Reform Temple, where she was also served as a board and executive committee member. During her tenure as Westchester Reform’s president, she co-led a $20 million capital campaign, created programs for different age groups and developed new fundraising strategies, which significantly broadened its donor base. Lisa has also served on the boards of several other non-profits including the Foundation for Summer Camps and URJ Eisner & Crane Lake Camps, where she was also its chair. She was an Events Chairman of the UJA Federation of New York, and has volunteered at Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) and Scarsdale
That passion for cooking was further developed at Dallas Independent School District; where she served 29 years as a culinary supervisor. The children often referred to her as “Momma”, because of her mentoring, encouragement and loving heart. During her tenure, she was recognized with several Budget and Sanitation Awards and acknowledged for
She has worked with ten different pastors and five different Lake Region Presidents. She fed hundreds of Students at Shiloh Academy while serving as the head cook for 28 years; and was responsible for filling many satisfied stomachs at Camp meetings and junior camps spanning 44
I volunteered at Mother Hubbard's Cupboard, an emergency food pantry, in Wilmington, North Carolina from 2012-2016. Throughout my four years of service, I learned how to handle almost all of the jobs available to volunteers, including packing packages for families with a stove or no-stove individuals, teaching new volunteers about the Cupboard and the jobs available, checking patrons in at the front desk, preparing hygiene supply packages for patrons, and working at various tables in the front to distribute various additional food to patrons. I am interested in serving on the Feed the Pack Leadership Team because I want to expand the overall impact and efficiency of Feed the Pack. I am committed to service and I want to lead a life of serving others, and I believe that working on the FTP Leadership team will allow me to continue to maximize my service efforts in the community and beyond.
A friend of hers came to her about an issue that caught her attention: students on campus cannot feed themselves. Lauren at first, was shocked; she couldn't believe that was an issue, but once she heard about it, she knew she needed to make a difference. Lauren and some help created “Cathrine’s Cupboard”. Basically, what happens is they collect food and students on campus who feel as if they are struggling, can come by and get something to eat. They collect all kinds of foods (although
Not only do these clubs recognize academic excellence, they also provide many opportunities for community service. Blood drives, food drives and Operation Christmas Child are only a few of the projects that we participate in throughout the year. I am
The agency where this intern works is The Well of Mercy, a nonprofit organization located in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. The agency serves single mothers who are experiencing homelessness and their children. There are 15 board members whose occupations vary but come together in order to support and help the organization. There is Mary who is the executive director and founder of The Well of Mercy, there is a social worker who meets with the women regularly and is in charge of the volunteers. There is also a therapist and a full-time day care worker.
Mrs. Thigpen has extensive experience in leadership at her church, where she has served as Finance Chair, Membership Secretary, and has spearheaded the Annual Homecoming drive raising more than $20,000 under her leadership. In addition, she has served on various committees
Laura Monroe has been working for the Harvest Connection Disaster Relief Ministry for fourteen years. She is the assistant coordinator over seeing day to day operations. She selected a career as a Disaster Relief Ministry due to her passion of helping others. A little about Laura I discovered during my interview with her is she graduated from East Caroline University in 1992 with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. Her education prepared her for this position due to her business education background.
I have been very committed to community service through three service organizations at my high school and I was quite eager when I discovered that Kappa Delta Rho is an organization committed to service without recognition. Through delivering food for Food Fighters and the cleaning of the Noland Trail amongst my pledge brothers, I have been introduced to Kappa Delta Rho’s vision of service to which I will be committed to upholding in my membership within the
Food insecurity in the U.S. is a significant issue in today’s society. Many people are trying to help by creating various programs and initiatives, but they do not all live up to their purpose. Some do though, like the Children’s Healthy Pantry, a non-profit organization run by its founder, Susan Morin, which has taken a stand in the battle against hunger by providing healthy snacks for hundreds of children. What the problem is
With the help of my fellow classmates, I conducted weekly evening school for the children living on the streets, or belonging to low socio-economics backgrounds. I am aware that Delta Sigma Pi is also highly active in giving back to the community, be it tirelessly dancing for 36 hours to raise awareness and funds for kids at the Riley Hospital or organizing an annual gala to raise funds for the American Cancer Research Society. My passion for giving back to the community could be beneficial in increasing the impact of Delta Sigma Pi’s philanthropic endeavors.
This year’s Rotary topic: Making a Difference. Over the summer, a group of students from my school, including yours truly, had the amazing opportunity to visit the Sigatoka District School in Viti Levu, Fiji. The school was rather small, teaching children from preschool through middle school. It had rather run-down indoor facilities, limited academic supplies, and very tattered and worn books. To my surprise, despite the challenges that I perceived them facing in their schools, these were some of the happiest children I have ever encountered.