112th Annual Meeting: Volunteer Honoree Elizabeth Lewis
JFCS will host its 112th Annual Meeting from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, at JFCS (5905 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley). At the event we will acknowledge the contributions of dedicated volunteers Elizabeth Lewis and Gloria Murman. To RSVP for the Annual Meeting, click here!
Elizabeth Lewis recently spoke about her experiences volunteering for JFCS:
How/why did you start volunteering with JFCS?
After my papa passed away, I was looking for ways to stay connected with him and honor his memory and the JFCS and its mission, which was incredibly important to him. In light of that, I dove in headfirst to every available volunteering opportunity that came my way and eventually found that I really enjoyed being part of the Hag Sameach program and the Annual Benefit.
What made you want to continue volunteering for the agency over the years?
I felt like I really found my calling and a purpose at JFCS. I’ve always gravitated towards service and helping others, and I found I could do that and more here while working with amazing people and helping out in a community that I love.
What is your favorite part about it?
Everything – but more specifically I love everyone who works here, everyone who volunteers here, and love making a difference. On top of that, I always leave feeling so fulfilled, energized, and looking forward to when I get to go back.
Why is giving back to the community something that’s important to you?
Giving back is a value that was instilled in me from a very young age, and I’m thankful for that. I find a lot of purpose and joy in helping others. When you see the smiles on the faces of those you’re helping, it’s a powerful reminder that this is more than just volunteering… It’s making a difference in people’s lives.
Anything else you would like to add?
I love this amazing organization and everything it does for this community. To be recognized by JFCS is incredibly humbling – it’s not why I do it of course, but I’m incredibly grateful to be thought of.