Whaddaya Think, Alice Lutz?

By Posted in - Whaddaya Think Wednesday on November 9th, 2011

Whaddaya Think Wednesday is a regular Q&A feature. We ask people “whaddaya think?” on a variety of topics. This week, we share thoughts from Alice Lutz, CEO of Triangle Family Services.

Q: So Alice, I believe you’ve been in your role as CEO of Triangle Family Services two years as of this month. What’s your most exciting accomplishment so far?

A: It is hard to pick just one thing that is exciting to me. At the top of my list… building a team of top talent with the skill, compassion and training to serve our client families; re-tooling a 75-year-old structure while maintaining client care; and engaging a broad section of top volunteer leaders in meaningful ways to sustain the agency.

Q: We love getting to work with you and your team on the Gingerbread Benefit. How does this event help families in the Triangle?

It is crucial in raising the needed dollars to move people from crisis to stability using a case management model. The Gingerbread Benefit event provides an opportunity to educate and inform the community of the lives being changed daily while raising necessary funds to help families in crisis.

Q: Knowing that Triangle Family Services – like many non-profit organizations – rely on the manpower of volunteers for special events like the Gingerbread Benefit, what do you think are the qualities of a valuable volunteer?

Follow through. We are all busy people. If someone commits, the community and our client families are relying on that commitment. We respect our volunteers and value a volunteer who respects commitment.

The Gingerbread Benefit will be held at the Umstead Hotel on Thursday, December 1. It is a phenomenal event that is a ton of fun and helps Triangle families in need. Oh, and did I mention the amazing gingerbread houses? Beyond belief! Hope to see you there.

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  • Dana Hughens - Reply

    November 20, 2011 at 12:55 am

    Hearing about all the great auction items during our volunteer meeting has made me even more excited about this event!

  • Alice Lutz - Reply

    November 16, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Tickets selling out fast be sure to log in and get yours! Thanks

  • Sue Rea - Reply

    November 9, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    I love helping such a great organization that is critical to our community and very excited about the Gingerbread Benefit! Can’t wait to see this years exquisitely made gingerbread houses and bid on some fantastic auction items, just in time for the holidays!

    • Dana Hughens - Reply

      November 9, 2011 at 11:41 pm

      It is going to be an amazing event!

  • Kate Payne - Reply

    November 9, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    I’m so looking forward to the Gingerbread benefit, and meeting/working with all of the volunteers!

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