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How'd you end up doing that?

Posted By Juan Carlos Gonzalez, Wednesday, June 15, 2016

A Mis Queridos WVDO Members,

A close college friend recently asked me what I did at work. I went on and explained that as a one-stop-shop development guy I did a little bit of everything to grow Centro’s ability to ‘do good.’

The kicker came when he asked “Cool, Juan, how’d you end up doing that?” only for me to reply “Well… it just kinda happened”.

I can probably imagine this is a common narrative for development professionals everywhere. Development isn’t always a career that people dream about when they’re in college. Many of us stumble into it for one reason or another to discover that it’s enthralling, rewarding and incredibly difficult work.

I’ll never forget my first encounter with WVDO. How good I felt sharing my experiences and hardships with people that understood. Even better, having seasoned professionals offer solutions, their advice and support.

WVDO gets me. They get Development. They want me to be successful, because if I’m successful then my non-profit and community are successful.

That’s why WVDO is My WVDO, and that’s why I donate above and beyond the dues my non-profit covers. If the same is true for you, I hope you’ll join me by becoming a monthly donor today.

Gracias, WVDO.

Juan Carlos Gonzalez

Development Director at Centro Cultural de Washington County

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