Board Member Spotlight: Teresa Houser

Board Member Spotlight: Teresa Houser

Question: How long have you volunteered with the Fulton County Community Foundation?
Answer: You will have to ask Brian for this number. I am in my second term I think. (We checked with Brian – Teresa joined our board in 2020!).

Q: What do you enjoy most about being a board member?
A: When asked to participate on the Board, I was honored. Working with a group of people whose goal is to serve and provide monetary opportunities to enhance and improve our community is rewarding.

Q: What is something you want people to know about the community foundation?
A: Giving, no matter how large or small, is beneficial to Fulton County citizens.  I saw a billboard once that read, “When there is help there is hope.” Everyone can help in some way whether the donation is monetary, time, or talents. Also, I encourage groups or individuals who have dreams for community improvement to consider applying to NICF for assistance.

Q: What do you like to do in your free time?
A: LOL. Most people think I work everywhere! But I don’t, so here is my answer. I have been an avid Notre Dame Women’s basketball fans since the days of Ruth Riley. Most days I spend some time at the Wellness Center. I like creating with my scroll saw. As a member of the Optimist Club, I participate in club activities, especially the Pumpkin Stand. On the bucket list this year is the completion of a three-year journey traveling around Lake Superior. It’s a long way!

Q: What do you love most about your community?
A: I was not raised in Fulton County.  I am so grateful I made the decision to move here years ago. This community is so generous.  I am impressed with the selflessness of numerous individuals who roll up their sleeves and work to make life better for vulnerable and relatively invisible populations.  Margaret Mead’s quote is timeless – “Never doubt that a small group of citizens can change world: indeed, It’s the only thing that ever has.”  Whether your passion is a splash pad, soccer, or homelessness, you can make an impact.