Cindy Stubbe is a go-getter! As soon as she joined a giving circle, she signed up for a committee. Before she knew it, she was reviewing and discussing grant proposals from organizations she’d not even known existed in Richmond. Like many of us, Cindy was overwhelmed to learn of all the great work people are doing to enrich the Richmond area and Richmond’s citizens.
Cindy has always valued her friend, Molly Dean Bittner’s judgment. Molly is the Sr. VP of Philanthropic Services at The Community Foundation and Cindy has always felt that anything Molly endorses is inherently worthwhile. When she invited Cindy to be part of a giving circle, Cindy said yes, only later fully realizing what wonderful work Impact 100 Richmond was doing. Committee experience was powerful for Cindy and helped her feel more engaged as an Impact member.
Volunteering at her church, working with Caritas each year, and playing a small role in several Habitat for Humanity builds have been a part of Cindy’s life since coming back to Richmond 19 years ago. Having been raised in Hampton Roads, she enjoyed attending boarding school and college in Richmond. She went on to live in Baltimore and New Jersey before a family move brought her back to Richmond two decades ago.
Starting her career in business administration in the healthcare corporate sector, the move to Richmond gave her a chance to re-evaluate work-life balance. This led to a role in development and alumni relations at University of Richmond. 2016 found Cindy feeling called to return to health and human services. She had become aware of Greater Richmond ARC when they received one of Impact 100’s grants in 2014 to help build their ARCpark. Cindy believes that all grant recipients are valuable contributors to the community. The Impact grant process isn’t easy for the organizations that apply. The site visits and interviews are thorough and facts come to the surface. As a result, she knew that ARC was solid and well-run.
When she learned of an open position with ARC, she was thrilled. Kim Watson of ARC said at a recent Open Join held at Greater Richmond ARC that while interviewing Cindy the Development & Communications team learned Cindy was an Impact 100 member and that was a big positive in her favor as far as Kim was concerned. Cindy says her job at ARC is the role of a lifetime—Volunteer Engagement and Events Manager supporting ARC’s mission of serving individuals with disabilities.
Cindy loves that she seems to run into women all over the place who are members or at least know about Impact 100. They always have a great story to tell. We think Cindy’s story is a great one!