Meet the Enzler Society: Alex Gangitano

Categories: Community Outreach, Emerging Philanthropists, Feature, Giving, Volunteering

This is one in a series of profiles of officers in the Enzler Society, a group of young professionals and emerging philanthropists who support the mission of Catholic Charities through volunteerism and networking.

Alex Gangitano, co-chair

Hometown: Potomac, Md. 

Occupation: Journalist

How long have you served with the Enzler Society? Three years. 

Why did you join the Enzler Society? After hearing about the Enzler Society from people involved in it and the original founding members, I was excited to get involved to be more engaged with community service.

What’s your favorite Enzler Society activity? I love working with the Youth Transitional Program once a month and thinking of different activities that we can do with them or ways to improve their lives at the shelter and their futures after the program.

What’s your favorite memory? We took the clients at the Youth Transitional Shelter to the National Portrait Gallery and had a private tour through different exhibits. The clients were so engaged and interested in hearing about the art and loved giving their perspective on pieces. We also all took photographs in front of President Obama’s portrait!

What are you looking forward to in 2020? I’m looking forward to staying engaged with the clients and helping as they apply to jobs and work on getting back on their feet. I also always look forward to our quarterly networking events to welcome new members into the Enzler Society.

For information about joining the Enzler Society, visit our website.

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