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Stakeholder Spotlight: Les Helmuth

Posted October 10, 2012 • Filed Under Stakeholder Spotlight

Happy Wednesday! We hope you enjoyed last week’s stakeholder spotlight, of our executive director, Alicia Horst! This week we will be featuring a board member!

Introducing: Les Helmuth

Les has been involved with NewBridges since 2007. When he taught a class with the JMU Non-Profit Institute, the (then) executive director, Susannah Leply approached him about mentoring her on fundraising development. About a year later, Susannah invited him to join the Board of NewBridges. He is currently the Vice Chair of the board, and gives direction to fundraising and donor relationship building especially.

March is Les’ favorite time of year at NewBridges, when the event Taste of the World takes place. Taste of the World is an event that features food from all around the world, and this March we will be featuring East Africa!

Les enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, and singing with a men’s a capella group! His favorite thing to do in the Shenandoah region is to attend shows in the summer season at the Oak Grove Theater in Verona, VA! Les and his wife have season tickets to this small outdoor venue and enjoy a picnic dinner and some relaxation before the shows begin with this wife!

We are looking forward to bringing more of these Spotlight’s to you! Let us know if you have any comments or suggestions!