People With Purpose: Jimmy Lee

Written by Plant With Purpose on July 26, 2010 in General

The Plant With Purpose Development Department welcomed Jimmy Lee last week as the new Development Department Assistant. Jimmy will be helping to further develop our Sponsor a Village program, and he will be assisting the Development Department with coordinating upcoming events such as the San Diego Film Festival and our annual gala.

A former Plant With Purpose volunteer and intern, Jimmy initially heard about our organization a couple years ago when our Executive Director spoke at an Intervarsity Fellowship large group meeting at UCSD. As an International Studies major, Jimmy took classes on poverty and wanted to find a way to make a difference. After hearing Scott’s talk, he became interested in volunteering at Plant With Purpose.

“In college, helping the poor seemed so idealistic,” Jimmy said. “But it was neat to find Plant With Purpose because they have the most holistic approach of helping people in need out of all the other organizations I’ve seen.”

During his internship, Jimmy helped with Plant With Purpose’s re-branding efforts. Using his creativity and sharp research skills, Jimmy helped to create various Plant With Purpose collateral including banners, stickers and gift cards. He also helped design our blog, Facebook, and Twitter pages.

After his internship, Jimmy went on to work with the San Diego Asian Film Festival and the San Diego Jewish Film Festival before coming back to Plant With Purpose. He says that he’s excited to be working at this amazing organization and that he’s looking forward to contributing to the mission of Plant With Purpose.

Welcome to the team, Jimmy!

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