Please join us in welcoming Claire Gilmore to The Magdalen House team! Claire is joining us as a Development Assistant, and we are so happy to have her!
1. What led you to want to work at The Magdalen House?
What drew me to The Magdalen House is the commitment and passion that The Magdalen House team members have for the organization’s mission and for the women we serve. I love that The Magdalen House reframes and recognizes alcoholism as a disease, and I think that is what really sets The Magdalen House apart. As a Dallas native, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to move back home and have a positive, hands-on impact on people in the community.
2. As a new team member, what are you most excited about?
There are so many things I am excited about as a new team member. First and foremost, I am really looking forward to meeting the women we serve and learning their stories. I would like to attend Next Step and Social Detox programming sessions so that I can better represent The Magdalen House clients in our fundraising and development programs. Like so many team members at The Magdalen House, I am also looking forward to moving into our new facility on Gaston Avenue. I was able to tour the new facility recently, and it is absolutely beautiful. Lastly, I am focused on learning as much as possible in my role as development assistant. I was drawn to the development assistant role because it is a challenging, multifaceted position, and I am excited to work alongside such a passionate and committed team!
3. What’s something we should know about you?
I love to travel and am very interested in European History, European monarchies, and the politics of the European Union. I was blessed to have the chance to study abroad in Berlin, Poznan, Prague, Vienna, and Budapest, where I learned about European Union politics and got to meet a lot of European Union leaders.
About Claire Gilmore
A Dallas native, Claire is a graduate of Texas A&M University and the Texas A&M Bush School of Government and Public Service with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in public service and administration and nonprofit management. While completing her degrees, Claire worked as an intern for Voices for Children and the American Red Cross Heart of Texas Chapter, for which she currently serves as a board member.
Claire’s passion for philanthropy and service began at a young age when she would attend PTA meetings and volunteer with her mother. Recognizing the immense challenges faced by those struggling with alcoholism, she considers it a privilege to apply her passion for nonprofit service, fundraising, and development at The Magdalen House, where she can help women achieve sobriety and sustain recovery.