How did you first become involved with Swift Youth Foundation?
I first learned about Swift through ASU Lodestar. Having already been a HUGE camp enthusiast, I knew that I wanted to use my spare time to support a camp I believed in and then through some amazing serendipity I connected with Kaylie. After discovering their was a great opportunity to help support Swift through fundraising, I joined a volunteer committee and then the Swift Board of Directors.
Why did you decide to more deeply support Swift and join the Board/Staff?
I first decided to join the Swift Board because I saw a great opportunity for a mutually beneficial relationship. I felt I had a lot to offer Swift and would learn and grow while serving a cause I believed in. I was then asked to join the staff and more intentionally help further the mission of Swift as the Development Director.
When talking about Swift, what are you most excited to tell others about?
I love that we were founded by social-action minded high school teens and almost 40 years later, we are still an organization that empowers high school teens to develop as leaders within the community and partners in furthering our mission for the youth we serve.
What is your favorite Swift program and why?
Club Swift Jr. and the Swift Outdoors program. These programs primarily serve our middle school age youth and closed the gap in the Swift programming. It is great to see our middle schoolers begin their leadership journey and take the first steps in becoming the passionate and dedicated counselors that they look up to.
At Camp Swift, are you Team Grilled Cheese or Team Tomato Soup?
#TeamTomatoSoup all. the. WAAAAAY! Chef Zane makes an Uh-mazing vegan tomato soup that will rock your socks off!
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