I switched careers…

Yes, I am still an artist, but I left the world of being a retail executive to go the non-profit world.  About a 1 1/2 years ago  I was starting to feel that I needed to belong to something that had some social redeeming quality to it. I was getting tired of hearing people complain about how bad the economy was and how much money they lost, but could still drop $2,000 on an Armani jacket. How bad could their life really be? So I joined the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale. I was probably one of the older,”new girls” in the group. My first year was great and I actually won “provisional of the year” for exceeding all the first year requirements. That same year, I won every award at my company. The Jr. League award meant so much more. Because my volunteer hours and fundraising helped people. I knew that this was what I wanted to do. So the Susan B Anthony Recovery Center is a Jr. League Legacy project and a friend told me to come and volunteer there, so I did. I knew it was the place that I wanted to be. So one month ago, I walked out of my executive life and decided I would just do more volunteer work at the center and do some art and figure it out. But to my good luck the center hired me as a consultant the same week I left my retail position and I am know in  the Development Director position. My job goal is to raise $8m dollars!!!!!! This center is a recovery center for women that allows the children to stay with them,so the children stay out of foster care. It is the only center of its kind. Go to http://www.susanbanthonycenter.org to find out more.  And we need donations of art supplies for our art therapy room, so all my fellow artist out there help>>>>

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