How long have you lived in Richmond? 6 ½ years
Do you work outside of the home? If so, what do you do? If not, what did you do? Yes. I’m a CPA in the assurance department at Keiter.
Other service you are involved in? I love to volunteer for Junior Achievement – an organization that helps promote the importance of financial literacy in young students. I also served as the Community Service committee chairman in 2015 and 2016 for CREW Richmond and helped organize various drives and events to benefit St. Joseph’s Villa.
What was your path to Impact? I was hooked after my first event! As a non-native Richmonder, I loved learning some history and experiencing some hidden gems in the City.
When did you first hear about Impact? Fall 2013
From whom? Through Keiter (Thanks, Lauren Soles!)
What was the first Impact 100 event you attended? Big Learn 2013! A walking tour of the Arts district and presentation at the Virginia Repertory Theater
Richmond has so many great causes and opportunities to become involved. Why did you choose Impact 100 and collective giving?
I find it so motivating to attend the events and be in a room with such strong, powerful women! I believe life is all about connections, and you never know who you may meet that could change your path for the better. Also, a lot of my work at Keiter focuses on non-profit organizations and I am overwhelmed with the generosity of Richmonders! Although I can’t single-handedly give a contribution of $100,000, I love the concept that I can still be a part of transformational gift-giving.
Reviewing our winners past and present, which speaks to you the most?
Like for most people, the YWCA presentation captured my heart.
Have you done any volunteer work or donation as a result of meeting or learning about one of our grant applicants or winners?
I volunteered at the grand opening of the ARC Park and it was amazing to see the direct impact of our gift. Also, after the voting debacle of 2015, I vowed to personally donate to whomever I ranked in the top 2 spots despite the results.
Have you met or had experiences with other members as a result of joining?
Absolutely! I try to meet at least 1 new person at every event. I am continually amazed to learn what else members are doing in the community to make a huge impact.
What’s something you’ve been meaning to try but just haven’t gotten around to it?
I really want to learn to be a better photographer. I got a fancy camera and a couple of books but need to prioritize the time for practice.
What’s your favorite book or movie? Anything written by Liane Moriarty
Thanks for sharing with us, Elizabeth!