LATHAM PROFILES: Carol Sullivan
Picture a Juggler! That’s me! Hi, I’m the Executive Assistant for Latham Centers and I have been working here for going on 12 years. My job requires lots of multitasking. There is always a variety of work to do; it’s fun, exciting and sometimes crazy-making, but never boring. I enjoy my work and the people I work with.
One of my responsibilities is in development and fundraising. Did you know that there have been 31 foundations that have given to Latham over the 12 years that I have been working here! That’s amazing! We also have more than 400 faithful and generous individuals, companies and organizations that have given over the years to our bi-annual appeals. Newsletters are sent out twice a year to keep everyone up-to-date on what is happening at the school and in adult services. We recently joined Network for Good, an online marketing and fundraising company. On our website, there’s a convenient Sign-Up button to receive our online communications and you can now easily and securely donate to Latham using the Donate Now button.
Right now I’m working on an upcoming fundraiser in October. We’re having our First Annual Latham Centers Charity Golf Classic. You can find out all about it on our website. If you’re a golfer, you can download the registration form; or if you would like to sponsor the event, the sponsorship forms are available too.
My other responsibilities include all Board of Directors activities, correspondence with donors and managing the donor database, foundation proposals, worker’s compensation claims reporting and processing, just to name a few. I also have the pleasure of working with some of the individuals who have part-time jobs in the office or help me with special projects, and although I don’t work with them every day (I admire those who do), I am proud of the work I do and feel that it impacts their lives for the better, making my job very fulfilling.
“The only gift is a portion of thyself.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson