Secretary, Board Member, Fundraiser Chair, Grant Writing & Higher Education Committees
Making a difference is what fuels Connie in her work and non-profit volunteering. Connie has a multi-career background where she developed her organizational and fund-raising skills which she brings to support the activities of the Golden Leaf Education Foundation as a charter Board member. She is a native Oregonian and graduated from Portland State University with a degree in Political Science (City Planning) and a minor in Geography.
Living in Venezuela as a child, she gained an international perspective young in life and has traveled to many parts of the world, largely in Europe and Mexico. Beyond her work, life is now focused around her husband, David Shipley, their membership in the Royal Rosarians, her work on the Boards of Golden Leaf Education Foundation and Kiwanis Club of Portland, and some spiritually oriented activities.
Connie enjoys being a link in the chain, bringing people together of similar interests. She appreciates people in her life who work together make the world a better place.