Program Manager, DowGives
Leo Otting joined the staff to work in partnership with Dow Chemical Company’s DowGives volunteer program. He engages this region’s Dow employees as volunteers at area nonprofit organizations to help Dow realize its goals for community involvement and corporate volunteerism. Leo is passionate about urban gardening, which led to several experiences managing volunteers and developing the capacity of volunteer programs for gardening and beyond. Illustrating this, Leo spent three years in Madagascar with the Peace Corps working with Missouri Botanical Gardens and the Lutheran Church of Madagascar. He also spent two years with AmeriCorps at the YWCA Family Center in Columbus, OH, as well as two years assisting Technology for the Poor, an international organization in Columbus.
“In history as in human life, regret does not bring back a lost moment and a thousand years will not recover something lost in a single hour.” (Stefan Zweig)