Meet our Members

 

   Margaret P. Elliott

1. Who are/were your role models for "giving back" to your community and how did they influence you?
Bev Cosby was a role model for me as a teenager and young adult. He was the director of the day camp where I worked for years. The camp was a place where the poorest of kids and richest of kids could get together for the best two weeks of their lives! I continue to believe in the simple concept that each person has value and worth, regardless of economic or any other "condition". I like believing in the "glass half full" concept. I hope that in my work and other areas of my life that the people in my life feel respected, valued and loved.

2. What issues impacting women & girls are you most passionate about? Do you have any personal connection to any of these issues?
I'm most passionate about women becoming economically self-sufficient and that they have equal opportunities for their educational and vocational goals.

3. What would you tell other women and girls about The Women's Fund to encourage them to get involved?
It's a great way to meet other people who are creative, not afraid, and fun!

4. Tell us a little bit about yourself: 
I have always worked in non-profit organizations advocating for different groups of people.I've worked with high school dropouts, first-generation, low income college students, older adults in nursing homes, active older adults, and economically poor familes. I am an elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA) church and am an active member at Trinity Presbyterian Church. I have three adult children and a daughter-in-law who are wonderful. I love to garden, walk for exercise, and play golf!

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