“As humans, we need to make connections and feel that we are bringing about positive change. Volunteering offers both opportunities.” These are thoughts shared by Cathy Ryan Sherman, our August 2018 Volunteer of the Month. Nominated by Betty Cordellos of Norwalk Community Health Center, we are thrilled to honor Cathy and share her story.
A lifelong volunteer, Cathy’s first major commitment was with the Domestic Violence Crisis Center in Norwalk almost 30 years ago. At a brainstorming meeting, she suggested a silent and live auction as a fundraiser to benefit the organization. Cathy then became one of the event co-chairs. At the time, she also worked for her husband and they had a young son at home. Responsible for soliciting local businesses to get donations for the auctions, she went all over town with her son in tow to get the job done. Her hard work and success on that event led to her joining the board of directors and serving two consecutive terms.