• Founded benefit event that raises funds for cost free screening mammograms and other diagnostic procedures for uninsured and underinsured individuals.
  • In 17 years of event, have raised $600,000 for this nonprofit.
  • Vision of A Silver Lining Foundation is to ensure that socioeconomic status does not affect an individual's ability to obtain information, timely cancer screening and diagnosis.
  • Board of Directors, 2007 to 2015
  • Board President, 2014 through 2015
  • Considerable involvement in fundraising and special events
  • Led search process for a new Executive Director
  • Served on capital campaign to raise funds to construct a new facility
  • Chicago Marathon volunteer for 13 years
  • Served as Aid Station Captain for 10 years
  • Organize and manage aid station of approximately 250 volunteers, including volunteer check in, set up and clean up, distribution of water and Gatorade to 45,000 runners, crowd control/safety, and medical tent operations.



  • Volunteer.
  • Served on Development Committee.
  • CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank, formerly The Crisis Center, is a volunteer-driven organization based in Iowa City, IA that provides immediate and non-judgmental support for individuals facing emotional, food, or financial crisis.