You are out in the public arena quite often: who is the most interesting person you have ever met?
One of the most interesting people I have met was Ronald Reagan. He was relaxed and ready to discuss matters in an engaging manner. Others have been people of substance. I enjoy hearing about matters concerning our country or community from people with first-hand knowledge.
What program with your organization do you get the most excited about?
I get excited about programs that are community support programs and those that offer the greatest amount of help to people in need (especially children).
Is there a charitable event(s) you really look forward to attending each year?
Every year, I look forward to attending the Cruise to Nowhere. (This year, the “Hope for All Ball” benefiting Camillus House and the “Tenth Annual Mayor’s Ball” which supported The United Way was a wonderful event.)
How have things changed for you through the years?
Through the years things just keep getting better and better.
What is your greatest strength that makes you such an asset to your organization?
My greatest strength for organization support is probably my enthusiasm for the challenges.
What do you think is the biggest problem we are facing in this country today?
I think the biggest problem we are facing today is terrorism. This is a very serious threat and most difficult to defeat. I think it begins with teaching little children to hate before they even know what they are hating; preaching to annihilate the infidel; and providing a setting for carrying this out.
Is there a charitable event(s) you look forward to attending each year?
I look forward to attending the Beaux Arts Ball each year. It is the oldest costume ball in
What is your proudest achievement?
My proudest achievement is the rearing of my four children.
What word best describes your life right now?
Life should be a celebration. Every day brings new experiences and new challenges, and wonderful things to enjoy. I look forward to every new day and every new thing.
Is there a special "aha" moment in your life when you know "I get it now!"?
There has been no “aha” moment as yet. I am still waiting.
You are a very capable and talented woman, what other talent(s) do you wish you had been born with?
I would have loved to have been born with a singing voice that did not require those in my near vicinity to cover their ears and a 90 mile per hour tennis serve.
What is your greated weakness?
My greatest weakness is for chocolate pecan turtles.
What is your greatest strength?
I am most disciplined about getting up each morning to attend
If there were a movie being made about your life, what actress would best play you?
If there were a movie made about my life, I would have loved to have had Gilda Radner play my role.
What do you have to say to all the young women/men out there ready to take on the future?
I would say to the young people of today to get an education, work hard, and help others.
How do we get young people more interested in charitable giving and community volunteering?
Young people should get started by giving what they can even though it might be a small amount and doing whatever they can. Once they contribute, they will be inspired to do more because of the mental rewards the giver receives.
A dear person named Renee who said you taught her how to give and love as a child thought you may be willing to help. www. plumfund.com/travel-fund/ bring-my-baby-home.