Healthcare Industry; Non-profit Organizations; Beverage Industry
Volunteer: Hospice, March of Dimes, Executive Women International; Pastoral Assistant; Church
Swimming and reading
Dotty left college to support herself and maintain independent living.
Dotty enrolled at the Community College level to participate in educational opportunities.
Dotty's passion for healthcare for under served and marginalized individuals led her to seek employment in the health industry. While working at Family Health Centers of San Diego, Dotty's responsibilities included organizing and implementing fund-raising activities such as Spirit of the Barrio, a bi-monthly luncheon that hosted four hundred corporate sponsors; and, the Kid Care Auction, a first-class fundraiser benefiting a mobile medical unit that served uninsured and under served children at schools and in the community. These events required drafting donation solicitation correspondence, invitations for event participation, sponsorship opportunities, and follow-up letters of appreciation and applicable tax information. Arrangements for speakers, auctioneers, and volunteers were also coordinated to ensure the success of these fund-raising events.
Dotty's recent experience of becoming a grandmother inspired her to write her grandson, Jacob, a book telling him how excited his parents and grandparents were to welcome him into their world. The setting is just prior to the birth of Jacob and addresses the excitement that surrounds the upcoming event. Jacob's ability to learn and develop through the use of his five senses is highlighted in this book through his own perceptions.