Every so often, PLB reaches out to some of their most loyal followers. We love to get to know the individuals who are actively involved in PLB’s mission of supporting orphaned and neglected children around the world. This Supporter Spotlight is dedicated to Kathy Livolsi!
PLB: Hello Kathy! Where do you call home?
Kathy: Connecticut is home, living in Danbury and working in Stamford.
PLB: How do you spend your time?
Kathy: I enjoy spending time with family and friends and am fortunate to have a job in healthcare that I love. Additionally, I am going back to school for my doctorate degree in healthcare leadership, which keeps me pretty busy. I am proud to serve on the advisory board of the Tiny Miracles Foundation and enjoy volunteering through the American Heart Association and March of Dimes.
PLB: How long have you been involved with Project Left Behind?
Kathy: I’ve been involved with Project Left Behind since its inception in 2008. It’s easy to get behind an organization that works tirelessly for a cause near and dear to my heart.
PLB: You support Project Left Behind because…
KATHY: We take for granted so many things including basic human needs like food, shelter, education and other resources and yet there are so many people who struggle to have the basic necessities. Project Left Behind’s mission is to promote education, improved nutrition and living conditions for orphans around the world. Every child deserves this.
PLB: What is the one thing you would have to take with you on an island to survive?
KATHY: Well, if I could take a resort, I’d have everything I need! In all seriousness, I’d probably take pictures and videos of my nieces and nephews.
PLB: One person who inspires you and why?
KATHY: My parents have always been a source of inspiration for me. They have always led by example, instilling a strong sense of faith, a solid work ethic, and a firm core value system in my siblings and me from a very young age.
PLB: Favorite or funniest travel story?
KATHY: Over the years we’ve gone on many wonderful summer family vacations. Any annual vacation with my big, crazy family (growing up, I was one of eight children and now I have eight nieces and nephews!!) is always a blast…fun, chaotic, loud and purely entertaining!
PLB: If you could choose to have dinner with anyone (living or deceased) who would it be and why?
KATHY: Arthur Ashe…he contracted HIV after receiving a blood transfusion during heart surgery at a time when it was such a taboo diagnosis and handled it with such grace and humility. He then dedicated a large part of his life to educating others about the disease.
PLB: Tell us who has inspired you and why.
KATHY: My brother, Kevin and his wife, Danielle, not just for adopting my nephews and giving them an amazing life but for taking it a step further and creating an organization that improves the lives of so many orphans around the world.
PLB: Share with us something we would never guess about you if we didn’t know you well.
KATHY: I’m a die-hard Yankees fan and I hate reality TV!
So fun getting to know you a little better Kathy. PROJECT LEFT BEHIND APPRECIATES YOU!