Volunteer Spotlight – December 2014

Name: Vanessa Dolishny
Volunteer since: June 2013
Volunteers as: Board Member & Chair of the Marketing Committee

Autobiography: Enthusiastic, innovative and creative, Vanessa loves using her communication skills to have a positive impact on the community. As Manager of Communications and Donor Relations at London Community Foundation she helps inspire individuals and families in London and Middlesex to give back to the community in meaningful ways. Vanessa is a graduate of Western University holding an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology, a Master’s degree in Sociology and a Post Degree Diploma in Public Relations. Passionate about social justice and change, working as a communicator in the non-profit sector has proven to be the perfect fit for her creative drive and desire to make a difference in society.

Reflections on Volunteering: Actively involved with ReForest London as a board member and chair of the marketing committee, Vanessa is proud to be a part of an organization that is so important to the City of London. Falling in love with the Forest City after finishing her studies at Western, she believes trees are one of the many things that make this city so special. Trees have the ability to bring people together from all walks of life; they truly have the ability to catalyze community.