I have decided to join the Children’s Across America Board of Directors due to a passion for the organization’s vision and mission.  I have evaluated the composition of the board and determined my abilities will fill current gaps in the board’s knowledge. I also have ensured along with consultation with Ray Fellows (Executive Director), that the vision for the organization’s goals and strategies matches my own. In addition, I believe the team dynamics and the current leadership make this decision about aligning my involvement as a dynamic part of the group.  Serving on the Board of Directors, will also add value to my personal network and continue to grow the connections within the organization, therefore I’m very excited about the ability to give back to the all the children and families that this organization helps serve. 
There is an old Chinese proverb that states why I joined better than I can “If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody”.