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Newsletter: Edition 1, Volume 18

Getting to Know Your Board Members

Beth Servais, Youth in Philanthropy Chair

Beth ServaisTitle/Organization: 

Community Relations Director for Homeless Connections

How long have you been in fundraising?  

Officially since I started my role as the Community Relations Director in January of 2017, but started learning from Jennifer Dieter when she hired me as the Volunteer & Special Events Coordinator for Homeless Connections in March of 2013. She was a great inspiration and teacher to me.

When did you join AFP?

November 2017

Have you ever worked in another field (ie marketing, sales, finance, etc)?  

Before coming to Homeless Connections, I worked with the History Museum at the Castle in Appleton as the Education Programs Coordinator, while also working at the Building for Kids Children’s Museum as the Visitor Experience Manager.

What superhero skill/trait would you pick?

I would choose the power to heal illnesses and injuries – both physical and mental. 

What’s the best vacation you've ever taken? 

Portugal – where we hiked the coast and visited the cities of Lisbon and Porto.

Share two truths and a lie about yourself:

I doodle a lot. I enjoy cooking. I do not have a growing collection of cookbooks.

What are you most passionate about?

I am passionate about a lot of different things – my family and my work, as well as art, food, and traveling.

What book do you always recommend to others?

I recently discovered the children’s book called, The Dot, by Peter H. Reynolds and now recommend that anyone who believes they are not creative should read it. 

What is something that may surprise people to know about you?

People are most often surprised to learn that I majored in Art in college and that I continue to paint and draw regularly.