Over the years, Angela has found paths to philanthropy through her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., church, and employers. She currently serves as the United Way workplace campaign manager for the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District. As both a donor and volunteer, Angela continues to support United Way because its programs and partners provide critical services that may be hard for people to access.
For Angela, giving of one’s time, money, and energy are equally important. “We share this community,” says Angela. “In our sharing, I hope we share a similar desired to help each other. The pandemic underscored the need to embrace this ideal [of philanthropy] and act on it in a meaningful way.”
When asked the advice she would give to others looking to prioritize philanthropy in their life, Angela encourages them not to underestimate the impact of the little acts of service. It may be easy to forget the little things and take them for granted, but what is little to one person can make a life-altering difference for another. Her hope is that if others reframe their mindset to value smaller acts of service, they will become more inclined to be involved.
Angela remains driven to stay involved because she believes the work to serve those in need will never be done and feels a personal calling to do something to help.
United Way of Greater Cleveland is grateful to Angela for her partnership, support, and commitment!