Volunteers of America of Wisconsin and Volunteers of America of Minnesota have merged. The action follows approval of the merger plan by the National VOA Board of Directors on October 25, and the retirement of VOA-Wisconsin President and CEO Jim Stewart after almost 17 years of VOA service in Wyoming and Wisconsin.
Some may question how or why young professionals today are contributing so much energy and money to nonprofits. Simple, it’s instilled in their hearts. Controversies spark between the efforts of Baby Boomer and Millennial donors in the charity arena; however, it is only because there is truly something special about the Millennial generation the Baby Boomers struggle to understand. The Millennial generation’s drive and passion stems from an early teaching of “do to others as you would have them do to you” by not only their families, but also regularly taught in school. To their generation, giving back to nonprofit organizations is more than donating; it’s apart of the cycle of life.
Randy, a recent resident of the Volunteers of America Whitewater apartment, has a past that takes him across the country. He has lived a variety of places from the sunny west coast of California to the country hills of the Midwest in Wisconsin where his family owned a historic gas station. However, as Randy’s story unravels it seems no matter the struggles he faced along his journey he was, and is, always willing to help someone in need.