April studied public affairs and nonprofit management at Indiana University. Upon graduation, she knew she wanted to find a career at a nonprofit. April was thrilled when she found a position at MDA because she remembered volunteering and fundraising for the organization back in her hometown. It was meant to be.
Working with a remote team, April spends a great deal of her day on Skype connecting with colleagues. Together, they recruit participants for their endurance events, especially MDA families who use the program to fight back against the diseases affecting their loved ones. She also strategizes unique and interesting ways to fundraise for the organization.
“It’s really exciting to be part of an organization that’s strategically thinking about how we’re going to stay relevant and how we’re really going to move the needle and make a difference for the families we serve.”
“MDA has always made sure to facilitate an atmosphere that fosters growth. They’ve been great about opening up doors and letting my voice be heard—about what I like to do and what I might not like to do.”