Serving on a board or committee can be a rewarding experience that allows you to use your skills for a meaningful cause. It brings a sense of purpose and enables you to connect with others who share your values.

Sarah Baack is one of the dedicated co-chairs of the Fearless Heart Gala committee. Her passion for community service and philanthropy shines through her work. With a background in sales, Sarah plays a key role in making the annual event a memorable experience for all attendees. Her active involvement in various aspects of the event highlights her commitment.

Discover Sarah’s journey in community service on the committee and how she contributes to Vista Maria’s mission.

Q: How and why did you first get involved with Vista Maria?
A: I got involved with Vista Maria in 2014, shortly after graduating from Michigan State University (Go Green!). A good friend of mine was already involved and encouraged me to join. I hope to support in a larger capacity one day, possibly mentoring, but when I first joined, I traveled frequently for work. Now, my free time is spent with my children. Being a co-chair for the Fearless Heart Gala allows me to support Vista Maria’s mission, which brings me great joy!

Q: How has your expertise, support, or professional background helped Vista Maria advance its mission?
A: My professional background is in sales, and personally, I have a talent for communication. My strong communication skills enable me to reach out to potential donors to pitch the mission of Vista Maria and the goals of the Fearless Heart Gala. Everyone knows someone, and when we work together, we can gather great resources to accomplish remarkable things for Vista Maria.

Q: What do you enjoy about being on the Fearless Heart Gala committee, especially as a leader?
A: I enjoy working with the amazing women on the committee and collaborating to come up with innovative ways to support Vista Maria.

Q: What are you looking forward to at this year’s Fearless Heart Gala, and why should others consider attending?
A: I look forward to hearing the honorees’ journeys each year—they always energize me to continue my efforts in supporting Vista Maria.

Q: What are you currently reading, or what was the last book you read?
A: The last book I read from cover to cover was Goodnight Stinky Face. 😊 The book I am currently reading is Shiny Things: Mothering on Purpose in a World of Distractions by Amanda Bacon and Anne-Renee Gumley.

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