Following Your Passion: Charlotte Berry
July 10, 2013
Defining what is important to you can clarify your philanthropic passion and help make the most of the legacy you create for yourself. In this series, we’re talking to Midlands residents about the life experiences that have shaped their philanthropic legacy.
“Giving back no matter what you have to give—be it time, talent or treasure.” — Charlotte Berry
For Charlotte Berry, a lifetime of philanthropy has proven time and again that involvement is a rewarding process. As Charlotte says, “It’s not just giving—you get.” Through her work in the community, she has seen the wide range of philanthropic needs and opportunities. For many projects, the dedication of volunteers has been the most crucial aspect in ensuring success.
Charlotte is a passionate volunteer and one of her most rewarding experiences has been getting people involved in philanthropy for the first time. She finds joy in helping others find the right fit for what they have to offer, from volunteer work to a new job with a nonprofit organization or a board position they hadn’t previously considered. Charlotte strongly believes that everyone should experience what it feels like to give back.
What are her words to live by? “Do something every day to feel good.”