ALONE, WE CAN DO SO LITTLE; TOGETHER, WE CAN DO SO MUCH. – HELEN KELLER
Shannon Gage, a wife, and mother of 3 children, has worked for Early Childhood Alliance in various roles for the past 17 years. From being a teacher, coach, director, administrator, and program manager – to her current position as Chief Community Relations Officer. Shannon does not just spend her volunteer time giving back to Women United of Allen County – she also is a member of the New Haven Chamber Board. From advocating for high-quality early learning in Northeast Indiana to spending time with her family, Shannon is always focused on building relationships and partnerships in her community.
“I really enjoy getting to know and work with others towards a common goal” – something that Women United stands by as well, making Shannon a perfect fit as a member for the past 3 years. She finds it empowering to work alongside women who not only care about their community today but invest their time and talents into the future of our community, Children and Students. When you invest in young children, the future workforce, it is the largest return on investment you can make.
Shannon is powerful and caring, a force that every child needs behind them as they make their first steps in learning through life. When Shannon tells us that her Nana is her role model – we can see these qualities shine through her as well. A kind woman, a giving heart, a hard worker, and someone who serves her community in any way that she can. Exactly how we can describe Shannon as well.
With these qualities in our members and the support United Way of Allen County’s affinity group – Women United gives, it is critical that they continue to influence change and magnify the importance of early childhood education. To do this, Women United must find the place they can fit in to make the largest impact. Shannon hopes that by being a part of Women United she can only help create a community where young children and their families are valued, supported, and invested in.
Thank you, Shannon, for your dedication and love for this community and for making sure every child has a helping hand along their journey of early learning.