As President of the Association, I already volunteer my time as a board member, but without enough funds, one can only do so much. The DCPBK is an entirely volunteer-run organization, with zero paid staff. Our money is earmarked for providing high school scholarship awards to deserving recipients, for running our various programs, and for hosting and subsidizing events so that they are more accessible for all of our members.
We have amazing volunteers that lead our many programs — Young Professionals, High School Awards, Mentorship Program, Book Club — the least I could do was provide some financial resources so that these volunteers could focus their full attention on the programs.
It has been incredibly rewarding to see the successes that have come out of our organization. For those thinking of contributing, remember that the donation doesn’t need to be large to make a difference – every little bit helps us be more impactful!