Inspiring Uniqueness – Conclusion

Inspiring Uniqueness – Conclusion The ability to be true to herself gives Molly the ability to recognize authenticity in others. Her patience and capacity to “think outside the box” are important tools to have in her work. One of the most rewarding aspects of working at Jubilee is seeing the accomplishments that the program participants achieve. When Jade, one of … Read More

Inspiring Uniqueness – Part II

Inspiring Uniqueness – Part II Kari’s grandmother instilled in her an admiration for women who are independent thinkers, compassionate, and advocate for the rights of others. Kari, who is Jubilee’s Executive Director, has worked with over 200 employees over the course of her career. Throughout that time only a few people have left a lasting impression, Molly Harney, Jubilee’s Program … Read More

Inspiring Uniqueness – Part I

Inspiring Uniqueness – Part I So far, our story tellers have allowed us a glimpse into their journey. We have learned how an inquisitive chemistry teacher inspired her student to make a pivotal life changing decision, how a group of women with shared interests come together to give back to others, and how a sister’s experience motivates a mother whose … Read More

Inspiring Connectedness – Conclusion

Inspiring Connectedness – Conclusion Françoise and Monica both have experiences with groups of women in their communities who helped shape the women they are today. Being a part of these groups made room for a reality where they could exist as themselves, recognize their own value and pay it forward by supporting Jubilee participants. When similar groups reach out and … Read More

Inspiring Connectedness – Part II

Inspiring Connectedness – Part II Close to fifty years after Françoise moved to Seattle, Monica Armstrong made a similar decision and made the move from northern Michigan. Monica whose career is also in Finance, works at HomeStreet Bank and was the main instructor for Jubilee’s Money Management course. Her goal in building the curriculum was to break down barriers around … Read More

Inspiring Connectedness – Part I

Inspiring Connectedness – Part I It is always invigorating to come away from a conversation where you discover something new, an unexpected sense of humor, a shared experience, or a wealth of knowledge. Françoise Maxie has been an integral part of Jubilee for over four years. As Jubilee’s Finance Director, Françoise can be exacting, which does not always allow for … Read More

Inspiring Compassion – Conclusion

Inspiring Compassion – Conclusion Mary Beth’s daughter, Rosemary, has been inspired by her mother’s lifelong commitment to community service. She admires Mary Beth’s active participation in the civil rights movement in Mississippi in the 1960s, and the many ways she has continued to serve her community since then. Mary Beth taught Rosemary the importance of valuing our common humanity and … Read More

Inspiring Compassion – Part II

Inspiring Compassion – Part II Mary Beth Gemperle, a strong supporter of Jubilee for many years, also credits her Mother with having great impact in her life. Her mother, Rosie Mae Miller, had a great depth of kindness and warmth that was always extended to those in need. Mary Beth lives out a life-long lesson learned from her mother —  … Read More

Inspiring Compassion – Part I

Inspiring Compassion – Part I Each year on the second Sunday in May we celebrate Mother’s Day. We honor motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society. This day can bring up varied emotions —  joy, gratitude, love, loneliness and sadness. We recognize the myriad forms of motherhood and we celebrate these wonderful pillars of strength who nurture … Read More

Inspiring Boldness – Conclusion

Inspiring Boldness – Conclusion Perhaps the teaching gene runs in Gwen’s family, and perhaps the choice to move from chemical sales and quality control was inspired by her mother, Diane Davis. Diane passed away in 2014 at the age of 77. She was a wonderful and loving mother with an impressive professional trajectory. Diane went to Ball State, a teaching … Read More