Retired Komen OC Leader Among Five Honored for Altruism

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Retired Komen OC Leader Among Five Honored for Altruism

By Wendy Bowman, Modern Luxury 
February 19, 2019

The absolute best decision of Lisa Wolter’s life? Moving to O.C. 14 years ago to work for Susan G. Komen Orange County. “I enjoyed wonderful volunteers, the staff is smart and committed to the mission, and the breast cancer survivor community is strong and engaged,” she says. Although the former executive director recently passed the torch to nonprofit vet Megan Klink, she remains committed to advocating
for more cancer research and free mammograms to detect breast cancer early, while other charitable
efforts include cooking and serving meals to the homeless as a member of Soroptimist International
of Laguna Beach and acting as a board member for the Laguna Food Pantry. Here, Wolter discusses
why she chooses to give back and more.

“In my early career as a newspaper reporter, I interviewed people who were in terrible situations and learned about the incredible generosity of volunteers and nonprofit organizations helping address those problems. I was inspired by my women friends when we came together to create resources for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and, later, the emergence of the AIDS crisis. It opened my eyes to
the difficulties many people face and the importance of having advocates to stand with them.”

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