EAGLE COUNTY — Do you want to volunteer for a nonprofit but not sure where to find one that matches your interests and skills? Have you thought of using Craig’s List? Monica White found The Listen Foundation, a Denver-based nonprofit that provides therapy for the deaf and hearing impaired, in just that way. And luckily she found Red Ribbon Project soon after she and her husband, Dan, moved from Denver to Eagle County.
White has recently been elected president of the board of Red Ribbon Project, after serving as treasurer since 2012. White replaced Kendra Cowles, who served as president for four years and as a board member for three years. For both nonprofits, The Listen Foundation and Red Ribbon Project, White brings a unique skill set of accounting and a desire to participate in a nonprofit that fulfills a need, serving kids and the community.
White grew up in Denver, graduating from Smoky Hill High School. She left to go to college at Penn State and received a degree in accounting. Colorado was where she wanted to be, so she took a position with an accounting firm in Denver. Prior to moving to Eagle County in 2010, her accounting experience took her to far-reaching places throughout China. White recently accepted the position of controller for the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. She is excited to be a part of an organization whose mission is to keep people active.
Her passion for nonprofit involvement is fulfilled with Red Ribbon Project. Red Ribbon Project has benefited from her commitment to broadening the reach of the organization. White has been one of the key players in re-writing the mission, re-designing the logo, creating a new tag line and re-committing to a long-term vision statement for Red Ribbon Project.
New mission: We promote healthier lives by empowering the community to reduce teenage pregnancy, HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections.
New tag line: Positive Prevention.
New vision: A community that values sexual health and well-being.
In her spare time, White enjoys skiing, hiking, camping and playing with her dogs.