“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” –Margaret Mead
Can you think of a significant historical movement that didn’t begin with an individual or small group of people who were passionate about an idea?
United Way of Central Maryland’s Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) knows the answer to that question. Their sights might not be set on changing the whole world (yet!) but this influential group of women continues to make waves in Maryland, showing what it means to LIVE UNITED.
Why is volunteering important to you?
For me, volunteering says I care about my community and those around me. Volunteering is a way to give back and in some cases give hope to others. I would also say that volunteering puts more emphasis on others than me, and that helps me stay grounded.
What is the most rewarding aspect of volunteering?
The most rewarding aspect of volunteering is knowing I helped someone else. Whether it’s mentoring, cleaning up a park or serving someone a warm meal it makes me feel good to know that I contributed to making my community better. Also, I think when we give our time, talents and treasures to others it blesses us in the long run.
What could a successful suit and tie partner and portfolio fund manager at Brown Advisory know about growing and harvesting potatoes, green beans, zucchini and sweet corn? Twenty years ago, Rick Bernstein knew about as much as any weekend backyard gardener but in the years to come, his farm life would define him as much as his investment life would, if not more.
Once just a boyhood dream infused with a dose of genetics from a mother who grew up on a farm, Rick’s vision has transformed into an amazing, real-world social enterprise with a clear mission and track record of helping others.
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