“A community foundation is driven to build collaboration and solve for a multitude of needs in a community,” Desmon said. “It’s a covener.”
“You get to practice valuable skills, make enjoyable, meaningful connections with other like-minded individuals on campus, and have some valuable enjoyment on your Tuesday afternoon, or whatever day you choose,” Koczela said.
“For a researcher, one of the higher expectations or goals is to get your research to impact and maybe change some policies or cultural norms,” Rey-Guerra said. “It challenges you as a researcher to make your research more approachable, way more understandable for other people that are outside of academia.”