President’s Message by Nancy McCabe

AAUW Sacramento president Nancy McCabe and her granddaughter.

AAUW Sacramento president Nancy McCabe and her granddaughter.

We are beginning a new business year of the Sacramento branch of AAUW. Our newest member of the Board of Directors is Tiffany Ardisana, the new secretary. Tiffany grew up locally, attending El Rancho Elementary School and Lutheran High School. She received her BA in communications from Sonoma State University and her Master’s of Public Service and Administration at Texas A&M University. While in graduate school she interned at an organization that supported the working poor by paying for emergency room visits at their clinic.

After graduation, Tiffany worked for Easter Seals, covering 22 counties. She was one of four people who had to raise enough money to fund 250 staff. She became a very accomplished grant writer, a skill she would like to maintain. She has offered to write grants for our branch members — an offer you can’t refuse! She now works with her father in a local business.

Tiffany is a long-time soccer player. Her grandmother, our own Jane Cooley, said she is very self-sufficient and can do about anything. Tiffany said she joined AAUW to be able to do things with Jane. Wouldn’t any grandma love to hear that?

Tiffany and her fiancé returned to the Sacramento area from Texas a year and a half ago and are new homeowners in Carmichael and are planning a July wedding. Their dog Khaleesi was named after a character from “Game of Thrones.” We are very appreciative that she brings her talents to our Sacramento Branch.