Introducing FLOC’s Newest Board of Director’s Members!
FLOC is eager and excited to share that we have two new members on our Board of Directors: Peter Nothstein and Kate Vogt. Peter is an associate at Willkie Farr and Gallagher and Kate is an interior decorator and retired CFA. Kate has served as a member of the Fred Taylor Scholarship Fund Board for the past four years. They took the time to answer some questions about why they got involved with FLOC and advice to young professionals looking to give back to their community.
1. Why did you get involved with FLOC?
Kate: As a resident of DC, it’s hard not to see the unequal access that children in the city have to a stable, high quality education. Providing support and programs to those in need is fundamental in helping kids succeed throughout their school years and beyond. I’ve been involved with FLOC for the past four years as a member of the Fred Taylor Scholarship Fund Board, and am thrilled to be joining the full board.
Peter: I got involved with FLOC because I believe passionately in the mission; I think all kids have potential and deserve the support to help them succeed.
2. Is this your first time serving on a nonprofit board?
Kate: This is my first time serving on the full board of a non-profit organization, but FTSF was my first real experience.
Peter: This is my first time on a non-profit board (except for a Bar association).
3. What are your goals/what do you hope to accomplish as a board member?
Kate: As a board member, I would like to start by helping with development efforts, cultivating more donors by spreading the word throughout the community about FLOC’s successful programs and the large number of children it serves.
Peter: I hope to be able to help FLOC achieve its new goals of growing the program and reaching more kids.
4. Do you have any advice for those young professionals looking to give back to their community?
Kate: Find a cause you are passionate about and get involved – at any level! There are so many connections to make and wonderful people to meet in the process. You will feel good about your contribution to the community while having fun at the same time.
Peter: I think I’d tell someone looking to give back to learn about and be involved with something you’re passionate about. It will end up making you feel energized and fulfilled.
FLOC is grateful for Kate and Peter’s leadership and eagerness to get involved and be a part of the Board of Directors. We look forward to all that we can accomplish together!
(Kate Fleischer is the Development Assistant at FLOC.)