Congratulations to Angela for being named a 2014 TOYO (Ten Outstanding Young Omahans) Recipient.
Tell us about your family: I have a new husband Bill Cutler IV, a pair of loving and supportive parents, two brothers, 4 nieces and 4 nephews and a bunch of awesome in-laws.
College: University of Nebraska at Omaha
Job/Business: Director of Development for Major and Planned Giving for Children’s Hospital and Medical Center Foundation
Why did you join the Junior League?
I joined the league so that I could combine my love for making a difference in our community with a social aspect. The league allows you to make a difference with incredible women and form future leaders in our community all while having lots of fun together!
What was your favorite placement and why?
I loved being able to be a part of the infancy years of Project Hope Pack. There are so many passionate people involved in the committee and you get so much gratification knowing you are helping a child in a crisis situation. Our projects are truly amazing in JLO!
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
Once I landed my first job in the non-profit field at the Make-A-Wish Foundation I finally felt that I found my true calling in my life and in my career and it changed my life in a very positive way. I was able to help make a difference in people’s lives and be compensated for it. Once I was truly living my life with gratitude for such a wonderful opportunity career-wise, is when I met my husband and everything in my personal life fell into place. I truly believe that when you are grateful for the place you are in and live your life with gratitude you are rewarded in other areas of your life. I now work at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center and with all the different things I see on a daily basis at work, not a day goes by that I’m not reminded of all the blessings I have in my own life.
What is your favorite thing about living in Omaha?
The people. Omaha is a very generous community and I have always been a proud member. When I returned home from volunteering for the Korean War Honor Flight at Eppley Airport last March it was reinforced when over 3000 people greeted our veterans after midnight. It made me SO proud to be a part of a community that cared so much for our veterans and welcomed them home after their 24 hour trip to DC and back.
What is your strongest talent?
I would say I have a unique ability to inspire others and contagious energy and enthusiasm for life.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?
I was a competitive Ice skater when I was a child. AND, I was a wedding DJ when I was in college.
What are you most proud of?
My husband, my family and my friends. They do incredible things and make me feel so proud to be a part of their lives. I would be nothing without their constant source of love and encouragement they bring into my life.
What is one of your favorite quotes?
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16
Anything else you would like to add…
Thank you to the Junior League Members and sustainers who are reading this. It is a privilege to know each and every one of you and look forward to forming more lifelong friendships in the coming year!