Meet Jenna Diamond!
How long have you been a member? Six years.
What inspired you to join the organization? I was inspired to join Impact100 to help make a difference in our community and also to meet women in our community. Impact100 provided me with a way for me to use my accounting expertise to help others and make change in our community. It has fulfilled that purpose for me, and I am honored to be a member.
How has your membership impacted your life? It has educated me on the many nonprofits in our area and informed me on what areas need help and improvement in our community. It has helped me make new friendships and meet new people of all ages. It has helped me fulfill the part of me that wants to give to and help others, while still being able to work and take care of my family. I was missing that part and didn’t know how to make it all happen. Impact100 provided a way for me to “do it all.”
What is your favorite Impact100 memory? Visiting the nonprofits we select as finalists. Understanding them at a deeper level and how to even help outside of Impact100.
What would you tell someone who is considering joining Impact100 Oakland County? You won’t regret it. You can see exactly where your money is going to go and who it is going to help, and have a say in it. It’s a way to make a deeper difference while still being a mom, employee, boss, dog mom, student, etc. You will also meet so many different women with different backgrounds and make new friends. It’s a special organization. Some years I have been super involved with the process and others (after just having a baby) I wasn’t as much because I was overwhelmed with life , but I still knew each year my money was going to an amazing cause and knew the following year I could participate more. Impact100 is a great organization to be a part of as a passive member or involved member. Either way you are contributing and helping our community!
Tell us a little bit more about YOU! I am the Vice President of Finance at MAC Valves, Inc., a manufacturing company that makes pneumatic and fluid valves for the industry. I have a wonderful and supportive husband, Matt, and three amazing children who keep me very busy. Their names are Vinnie (5), Penny (2), and Finn (10 months). I also have a mini golden doodle name Gally. They are my everything! My life is busy and full. I love playing tennis or working out in any free time I have (ha) and baking with my girls. I love helping others and finding ways to help the community, and I will never say no to dessert. 🙂
Thank you for sharing your story with us Jenna, and for your many contributions to our organization!