Voice of America, Ret
Growing up in Montgomery County, MD, raising my two children and spending my 35 year professional career in the Washington D.C. area, I guess you could say I never strayed too far from my home field. I also stayed true to my two main childhood loves; sports and politics.
In high school, I played on the varsity baseball team and was also involved in the Student Government Association (SGA). As college concluded and dreaded adulthood approached, I decided to go on and earn a Masters degree in Political Science. I knew I needed to know something about something.
I indulged my interest in politics when I chose my career. I started in broadcast journalism, and served as a radio correspondent who covered Congress and the White House. Then came stints as a TV anchor, manager, and PR Director. As a manager, I always tried to be a good listener — firm but fair — qualities I bring to the LPF board.
To balance my professional life, I played mostly basketball and tennis, the latter of which I continue to play regularly in retirement.
Over my sixty-some years, when I wasn’t traveling, I knew what I liked and why. Sports and politics were my passions and both can teach us so much about ourselves and others. We learn to win and lose gracefully, we realize how important it is to remain in the arena, and always, to participate..
And that brings me to LPF, which literally was delivered to my home when the daily Washington Post arrived. After I read an article about this amazing non-profit, I was smitten.
I learned so much from sports. I want to give every kid this opportunity, too. And thanks to Max Levitt and LPF, I am still in the arena. Participating.