As a facilitator, information resource and manager of charitable funds, the Delaware Community Foundation helps communities and philanthropists focus charitable resources for the greatest community benefit statewide. Recently DCF’s Presidential Blog. Here’s the exchange below.sat down with United Way of Delaware’s President and Chief Executive Officer Michelle Taylor for a feature on
Michelle Taylor has served Delaware’s communities through her work at United Way of Delaware for almost 20 years – more than half of that as the organization’s president & CEO, where she leads the organization’s focus on early education, college and career readiness, and financial stability in eight “promise communities.” She is an important voice among Delaware’s nonprofit infrastructure, and always exhibits a deep passion for those who have fewer resources and greater need. Michelle serves on a number of local boards (including as an ex oficio member of the DCF Board.)
What motivated you to get involved in public service?
I’ve always been involved in the public service sector, which is what I believe I’ve been called to do. Every day, I get to work with amazing people and together we’re changing lives for the better across our community. The fact is, if you love what you’re doing like I do, you never really work a day in your life. And public service work is definitely what I love doing.