I matter because I inspire people to understand how much and why they matter. I believe that we will change the world by changing people's hearts.
I matter because I am dedicated to raising three amazing global citizens. I try to inspire others to discover their talents and to freely share these talents with others.
I matter because I value my family and friends. I show how much I care about someone by preparing delicious meals and sitting down and eating together.
I matter because I have learned to be patient and diplomatic… in turn, those that are very close to me benefit from this, and also start to practice being more patient.
I matter because I help people understand their quest or cause. It makes me feel good when I see those people pursue the things they find that inspire them.
I matter because I believe that a hug, or simply a smile, is the beginning to finding a solution to just about anything.
I matter because I tell people stories that help them through the journey of life. We're all in this together, and our stories keep us bound.
I matter because I try to make the world a healthier and more compassionate place for all living things.
Artyn Gardner is Board President of Human Options, an agency that supports battered women and their families. She is also the past Chair of the Orange County United Way’s Women’s Philanthropy Fund and now serves as a member of the United Way National Women’s Leadership Council Board, the Duke Alumni Board, the Financial Aid Initiative Committee, the Alumni Affairs Search Committee, and the Duke Engage Advisory Board.
A graduate of University of California Irvine and Whittier Law School, Jennifer Friend is the President of Project Hope Alliance (PHA), a non-profit organization serving homeless children and their families in Orange County, through education and family stability. Prior to PHA, Jennifer served as a litigation partner at Selman Breitman, LLP.
Lupe Erwin is a Personal Insurance Advisor and Producer at Wood Gutmann Bogart Insurance Brokers, managing risk for high-net-worth families for over 25 years. In 2006, Lupe was the first woman in her agency’s 25-year history to be appointed a Platinum Producer Designation. In her free time, she is also a member of several national and regional professional and philanthropic organizations.
Jill Price is the VP of Sales for Strategic Products & Services, bringing together the largest entertainment, legal, technology & manufacturing companies in the world via video communications. Additionally, Jill has been an artist for over 30+ years as a dancer, teacher and choreographer and founded The Juline Foundation for Children, devoted to providing children the opportunity to experience self-expression through dance.
Kathy Myers is a writer and consultant to several successful for-purpose and nonprofit organizations. A graduate of the University of San Diego Nonprofit Leadership Master’s program and UC Irvine, Kathy has served in leadership roles for Polar Bears International, University of San Diego, TEDxSanDiego, myActions.org, San Diego Zoo, and EOD Undefeated, a 2-day ride to benefit wounded military bomb techs and their families.
Bio coming soon.