Top Character Strengths
HONESTY - SPIRITUALITY - GRATITUDE
What character strength do you value the most and why?
Spirituality. My faith gives me the capacity to dig deep and find the greater meaning of life and allows me to align myself with a purpose that extends beyond myself.
How do your top character strengths support your work at TMF?
My top character strengths are essential to the success of TMF. Donors want to invest their resources where they can have purpose, make a difference and feel connected to the mission. Being able to be honest with a donor helps overcome emotional roadblocks and hurdles with their investment and creates a deep and meaningful relationship that shares mutual respect. Gratitude is core to development. When someone makes a gift that is meaningful to them, it is important to recognize what they are contributing to the mission and life overall.
What do you enjoy most about working with veterans, survivors, and inspired civilians?
When I became immersed in the military community, I was overwhelmed with the amount of support and camaraderie this diverse group of individuals provide one another. Being able to work with veterans, survivors, and inspired civilians lets me live in hope that the world truly is a remarkable place and we really can care for one another, despite our differences.
More About Amanda
Bachelors of Science, Education, Indiana University. Associates, Interior Design, Purdue University.
Skills and Expertise
Listening, critical thinking, strong work ethic, collaboration, interpersonal, creative, project management, leader, motivational and time management.
Passions and Interests
I’m passionate about my family. We love big, with hugs hello and goodbye, funny group texts back and forth and are sometimes noisy all while enjoying good food. I am also passionate about philanthropy and connecting donors to a mission that is meaningful to them. I especially enjoy the psychology of philanthropy and understanding what motivates someone to give. Other interests for me include anything outdoors like kayaking, hiking and gardening.
My son, Bo, is currently serving with the United States Marine Corp.