Meet our Volunteer of the Month, Kay Colbert!
“During this last year, she transitioned from being the chair of the Board of Directors (for 5 years) to her new role of co-chairing the Strategic Development team. She has donated untold hours of her time to help create a plan for agency growth ensuring our vision of serving more women and their families. She is a passionate advocate for recovery in our community and her credibility in the field of social work has helped our agency build a strong reputation in the non-profit community of Dallas. Thank you, Kay, for your time and commitment to The Magdalen House!”
– Lisa Kroencke, Executive Director
Kay + The Magdalen House = 💚
Has donated a total of:
1,106 hours! This is valued at $31,565 for our organization, meaning Kay has helped us provide 21 women with our two-week First Step program, or 105 women with our three-month Next Step program, at zero-cost!
You can usually find her:
Baking delicious vegan goodies or seeking serenity in nature!
The Magdalen House wouldn’t be the same without her because:
Oh, where do we even begin? Kay has been instrumental in helping to grow our programs and the funding needed to support them. Without hesitation, Kay is quick to give of her time, talent, and treasure in order to help The Magdalen House. Giving of herself to this organization is second nature to her, and that is largely due to the fact that she fervently believes in the mission and vision of Maggie’s. Put simply, Maggie’s wouldn’t be the same because we wouldn’t be where we are today without her.
Here’s what Kay has to share about volunteering at Maggie’s!
How did you get involved with The Magdalen House?
“I loved Maggie’s from the first time I visited. I am a clinical social worker, so I have a deep understanding of the critical need for affordable, effective services for addictions. One day, I dropped a client off at The Magdalen House and was very impressed with their program and at how compassionately they treated my client. Soon after that, I was asked to be on the Board.”
Describe your favorite memory as Board Chair, or is there a particular moment that stands out to you a volunteer over the years?
“I enjoyed helping to grow our Board of Directors into a dedicated, talented, and diverse group of professionals.”
What does “Gratitude in Action” mean to you in regards to volunteering at Maggie’s?
“Being of service to the community and helping The Magdalen House empower women in their recovery brings me so much joy. What might the world be like if we all let the things we are grateful for guide our actions in ways that we can be of service?”
Do you have any tips or advice for new volunteers at The Magdalen House?
“Know that you are creating opportunities for others to experience what YOU are grateful for.”