Pam Robbins made the leap from the for-profit to the non-profit world when she and her husband, John, moved to Seattle in July, 2007. Prior to coming to the Emerald City, Pam had a small coaching business in Hollis, NH. Before that, she worked as a performance consultant for Hewlett-Packard.
Pam is still coaching and consulting, but now she focuses on mission rather than money. Her clients have included Jubilee Women’s Center, Senior Services, American Rivers, Community Youth Services, and ElderHealth NW. She joined SVP in April 2010, and, in addition to joining the board, became the lead partner for Denise Louie Education Center soon thereafter. Although she enjoys helping non-profits in all sectors, she feels particular drawn towards helping educational non-profits. Education, she believes, ends the need for many social services.
Pam grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. Although she was both a Jayhawker and a Tar Heel, she has no interest in basketball. Instead, she’d rather be traveling, hiking, cooking – or doing just about anything other than watching sports. And that’s a good thing because she and John gave up their TV in 1993. Some folks think they’re a little “different," but how many other Americans can say they’ve never seen Friends?
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With most volunteer opportunities, you go in, do your thing, and leave. Although you help the organization in some small, or even big, way, you don’t create any real connections. And those connections – an “MVO” (Meaningful Volunteer Opportunity) – are what I was looking for when I decided to become a Lead Partner for Denise Louie Education Center (DLEC).