Honoring her grandparents, setting an example for her children

Native Pittsburgher Maggie Boucher only left town briefly to attend college at Penn State. Upon her return, she started in an entry-level position at Henderson Brothers, where 13 years later, she is now the senior consultant of employee benefits. In this role, she manages a great staff and works with a variety of clients on their insurance needs. Maggie loves spending time with her husband Teddy and two children, Jack (5) and Amelia (2), especially exploring some of Pittsburgh’s great parks and green spaces.

What excites you the most about your work?
Working with clients and finding solutions to make their jobs easier. I love the feeling I get when I know that I really helped a client and found them the best solution possible.

How does Pittsburgh inspire and inform your work?
The sheer friendliness of the people in Pittsburgh makes my job easy. People who live here hardly ever leave which allows me to build long-lasting relationships and grow my clientele.

It’s time to unwind. Where do you head?
Anywhere outside! My family loves all the parks and outdoor activities that the city has to offer. We recently joined a swim club by our home in Upper St. Clair that we absolutely love!

What’s the one Pittsburgh event you can’t wait to attend?

United Way’s Games for Good – obviously! Year after year, my excitement for this annual United Way event grows even more. I can’t wait to see the community come together and the impact it creates.

Where is the favorite place to which you have traveled?
I love the Bahamas! My husband and I honeymooned there eight years ago and then went back a few years later before having our son, Jack. We’re excited to take the kids for the first time in April.

Why is giving back important to you?

I realize how fortunate I am to have such a great career and loving family. Unfortunately, a lot of other people do not have that and anyway I can help makes me feel like I’m doing the right thing.

Why United Way?

The people who work and volunteer with United Way are what really makes the organization great. I appreciate how experienced the organization is in helping our diverse community. But what really drew me to United Way was the organization’s dedication to helping struggling families, children, veterans, people with disabilities and seniors.

All of the work has a special place in my heart, but the pursuit to help seniors really hits home. Having lost all four of my grandparents – who I loved spending time with – it breaks my heart how often our community’s senior citizens are neglected. Because of this, I try to make contributions directed towards the organization’s senior programs, such as Open Your Heart to a Senior.

How has your LINC membership helped you, personally and professionally?
From a professional standpoint, my LINC membership has allowed me to network and create more business relationships. From a personal perspective, I have been able to show my kids why giving back is so important and become a positive role model for them.

Tell me about United Way’s Games for Good and your work there…
I love how Games for Good brings the whole community together. From planning the event to participating day-of, there is so much excitement. The kids love the activities and the adults love interacting with them! The event is both fun and educational for everyone.

As part of the host committee, I spent a great amount of time organizing and executing the event. I was also able to gather a substantial amount of people from my workplace to volunteer. Seeing everything come together and the excitement on everyone’s faces made all the hard work worthwhile. I’m already excited for next year!

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