This statement, shared by Sally and John, holds special meaning because, to them, it’s not just flowery language—it’s a way of life.
A Labor of Love
Sally, a Virginia Tech graduate, is the COO and CFO of Central Union Mission, a nonprofit in Washington, D.C., founded in 1884 to serve homeless Civil War veterans. An accounting graduate, she didn’t expect to use her education the way she does. On any given day, you can find Sally balancing the books by morning and rebuilding men’s bathrooms for the shelter by afternoon. “When I started this job, I had no idea how touching the work would be,” she shared. “I thought I’d be there for two years, but almost a decade has passed because I became invested in our mission.”