This month we are spotlighting one of our Board of Directors, Allison Allen. Allison is the Marketing Chair and played an instrumental role on the Capital Campaign Committee. She has helped The Children’s Center create a new website and introductory video about our programs. We often use one of Allison’s statements to describe the importance of community support for children and families healing from abuse – “Child abuse is a community problem that requires a community solution.”
We asked Allison to share a little more about herself and her role on the Board of Directors.
How did you learn about The Children’s Center of Medina County? Why did you decide to join the Board of Directors?
My neighbor was serving on the Board and she introduced me to the organization. While touring The Center I was alarmed at the abuse statistics happening in our county. With 3 small children, I wanted to get involved to help victims and their families.
What is your current role on the board? What do you do in that role?
I serve as the Marketing Chair and act as a sounding board for the staff as they promote events, educate on social media and create materials for outreach. I enjoy volunteering at events and helping to nurture our current donors with regular communication from our board.
What are you most proud of in your work with The Children’s Center?
During the Capital Campaign, I worked very closely with Anna, our Development Director to host focus groups with community leaders, donors and organizations to ensure that our campaign was successful. I’m proud to say that The Children’s Center completed the campaign and has paid off the mortgage on their facility allowing all funding to support victims and their families.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be an archaeologist or a hairdresser when I was a child. While I’m still not sure how those two careers are related, I’ve found that digital marketing affords me the ability to learn about all kinds of different industries every day.
What would we most likely find you doing on the weekend?
Anything with my family. We love to hike, bike, ski, and play board games!
What season is your favorite?
My favorite season is Fall. I love a cozy bonfire or a crisp fall hike.
What is one thing you want to share with the community about The Children’s Center of Medina County?
So many people in our community assume that The Center is a home for victims and their families. While we provide a safe, home-like environment for our foster families to visit with each other, we do not have people living on-site.