United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey recently welcomed Elizabeth Torres to the team as Managing Director, Finance.
Learn a bit more about Elizabeth and her journey to United Way:
What drew you to United Way’s mission?
Eliminating poverty within our communities really hit home for me, given my upbringing. My parents being immigrants to this country made it difficult to provide for their family. Organization like United Way are making it easier for families like mine.
How did you get engaged in the nonprofit sector?
This is my first time in the nonprofit sector. However, I always knew that I wanted to somehow give back and I think working in the nonprofit sector, working with United Way, will help me do that.
What’s something that you wish more people knew IN REGARD TO your work?
I’m extremely passionate about helping others succeed. I am always willing to provide someone with knowledge to ensure they have the tools they need.
Do you have a favorite book or inspirational quote that resonates with you?
“The happiest people don’t have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything.”
Do you have a hidden talent?
I love to draw! I may not be the best at it, but it's been a hobby of mine for a while.