The Best Opportunities Can Be Where You Are Right Now
Judy Moser sees opportunity everywhere. During her 33-year career as a Manager in Information Services at Alcoa she excelled at team building, staff development, and overall performance improvement. So it’s no surprise that Judy saw the opportunity that’s possible at United Way, with its expert assessment of community needs, track record of success, and administrative efficiency. “I donated to United Way from my first day of work in Pittsburgh, and I increased my giving every year for 38 years,” she says. “I have confidence that the money United Way collects is being used effectively.” Eventually that spirit of giving qualified her for membership in the Women’s Leadership Council.
Judy deeply cares about children’s issues and is especially concerned about the impact of deficits in education and environment. She has volunteered as a Be a Middle School Mentor (BAMSM) mentor for the past seven years and as an Advisory Council member since it was formed. The close relationships Judy developed with her mentees have made a real difference, and she’s enthusiastic about setting the program’s direction and expanding its impact.
As a member of the Women’s Leadership Council, Judy has an opportunity to encourage others to give of their time, not just their money. The Women’s Leadership Council can be a catalyst for community change: “That’s the main reason I would encourage other women to join.”
Judy could be coaxed out of retirement if the right opportunity came along. In typical fashion, however, she’s busy embracing the opportunities in front of her: memorable trips with her family, the “world class” amenities of Pittsburgh, and the natural beauty of her native Western Pennsylvania. “We have fabulous green spaces and rivers here. The rivers frame our beautiful downtown so well – I love to show it off to visitors.” Judy took up rowing a few years ago and rows with Three Rivers Rowing Association’s Mid-Morning Masters twice each week. Her take on her strenuous new pursuit could easily describe her involvement with United Way and her engagement with life as a whole: “I absolutely love it, and am enjoying meeting new people associated with the team.”
To learn more about United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council, contact Lynne Popash in Allegheny County, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Alyssa Cholodofsky in Westmoreland County, at email@example.com.