27 | Development Associate, Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, MO
For every nonprofit gala you attend, there’s a hardworking employee who puts in countless hours to make it happen. For Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, MO’s annual Tool Belts & Bow Ties gala, that person is Abby Glenn. Last year the fundraiser grossed nearly $90,000, enough to build an entire habitat home from the ground up. Additionally, Abby coordinates Habitat’s efforts on Give Ozarks Day, as well as an annual fun run, poker tournament and Hearts & Hammers event.
“Having a house and a safe place to call home is something I’ve never had to think about before,” Glenn says. “But once you get here, you realize it’s very much a need, and it’s one of the things that really keeps me going.”
This summer Glenn began a year as professional development director in Springfield Rotaract’s officer rotation. She’s also in her third year as a member of Junior League of Springfield where she has spent time working with families at the Robberson Community School.
Glenn’s secret to success? Staying busy. She’ll tackle three different projects on a given day and relishes the chance to multitask. “I like having to constantly juggle things,” Glenn says. “That’s what keeps me motivated.”
Dr. Derek Magers | Emily Coulter | Maranda Reynolds | Benjamin Hall | A'dja Jones
Zach Terhark | Abby Glenn | Whitley Lane | Brian Kincaid | Travis Liles | Jody Glazner
Andrea Harp | Shailey Murphy | Garrett Lowder | Tabitha Eutsler | Rachel Robinson
Joshua Sullivan | Felicia Rose | Nicole Carr | John Chastain