Donald Leon Farrow, professional engineer, is proud to announce that 2011 marks the 11-year anniversary of his involvement with the United Way.
Online PR News – 02-January-2012 – – Donald Leon Farrow, professional engineer, is proud to announce that 2011 marks the 11-year anniversary of his involvement with the United Way. In that time, he's held a variety of positions, from basic volunteer to fundraiser.
"It's hard to believe that it's been 11 years," says Donald Leon Farrow. "I always have so much fun when I'm volunteering my time and it rarely seems like work. I guess time really does fly when you're having fun."
Donald Leon Farrow first became associated with United Way out of a deep and abiding wish to help the needy in his community. "I had looked at donating time and money to a variety of other organizations in the past, but the United Way seemed to do the most to support local causes," Donald Leon Farrow says. "I wanted my volunteering time to help my neighbors and my community, so the United Way seemed like a natural fit."
That isn't to say that the United Way doesn't support national causes. "The United Way does do a lot of work on the national stage," says Donald Leon Farrow. "Some issues, such as income inequality and childhood education, just need to be dealt with on a larger scale and that's something that can't really be solved community by community."
As a volunteer, Donald Leon Farrow gave his time at local fundraising events, and he was quick to offer as much time as was needed. "I have always had a job, and I am busy, but I always enjoyed volunteering, so I made sure to take time away to do that," he says.
Now, Donald Leon Farrow is working as a fundraiser, trying to pull together needed resources for United Way campaigns. "Fundraising isn't as easy now as it used to be," Donald Leon Farrow says. "When times are tough, people just don't have too much to give. I always tell people that anything helps. Even a dollar can go far when it's given to the United Way."
Donald Leon Farrow just received a big promotion at work, and he's likely to be quite busy on the job. But, he plans to continue volunteering his time with the United Way. "After 11 years, it's become a big part of my life, and I'm not sure what I would do with myself if I didn't volunteer," Donald Leon Farrow says.
About: Donald L. Farrow
When Donald Leon Farrow started his career as an engineer, he spent a significant amount of time learning how to manage machines. He learned how to help machines run efficiently, and he learned how to calibrate the systems properly so the workers would have less down time due to equipment failure. Over time, however, Donald Leon Farrow started working more and more often with people. He began to develop managerial skills, when he began taking courses in 7 Habits, Working Together and Zapp personnel management programs. Donald Leon Farrow has put these trainings to good use, and he's a highly skilled and highly sought-after manager.