PAT GUSTKE SUSTAINER OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER
Perusing a list of Marcie’s JLSJ placements clearly demonstrates her compassion for serving others. So great is Marcie’s belief in developing the potential of women that she gave seven years of her Active League career to building and developing our membership. According to JLSJ member, Jayne Capelin, “Marcie is a natural connector. Her brain is constantly scrolling to find ways to help the people she meets. If you think you’re going to a social event to have fun and you meet Marcie, you’ll certainly have a great time and in addition come away with additional value in advice or a contact that you’ve been looking for. Marcie focuses her efforts on making a difference for the long term.”
In addition to her service to our membership, Marcie spent countless years in community placements in JLSJ. It was here she learned about Project Cornerstone. Project Cornerstone is a series of programs developed by the YMCA, to “empower young people, parents, and school staff to improve school climate and create vibrant, caring communities of learners.” Marcie has led many Project Cornerstone parent classes for the past 7+ years and she has personally impacted over 400 parents. Her outstanding volunteer work was recognized when she was selected as Project Cornerstone’s School Partnerships Program Volunteer of the Year in 2017.
Connections through JLSJ continue for Marcie. She has recently begun working with Pivotal after supporting the care package initiative championed by our League. She hit the ground running joining the Pivotal Resource Council, a group made up of Silicon Valley business leaders who are friends of Pivotal and committed to working within their networks to secure internship hosts for Pivotal’s students. She also provided informational interviews for college students interested in real estate. Thinking outside the box, with an eye ever toward the success of each individual, Marcie reached out to Pivotal’s development team to propose a giving campaign geared towards realtors of Silicon Valley, an untapped market for Pivotal. Planning continues to bring this initiative to life. As with all her work, Marcie is making an impact from the get go, changing lives at every turn.
Marcie’s $1,000 stipend is being donated to Pivotal.
Los Altos, CA 94022