Congratulations to Scott Rader, our February 2014 Volunteer of the Month!
Over the past year and a half, Scott Rader has become an active MVP member and volunteer with Met Council and continues to impress our staff with his dedication. We’ve nominated Scott because of his commitment to our mission, his active participation and enthusiasm for our MVP group, and the positive energy he shares with his fellow MVPs and in giving back to our low-income seniors.
Scott is a young, distinguished lawyer at Mintz Levin where he practices white collar defense and commercial litigation. With his little free time he plays tennis, trains for his upcoming sprint triathlon, and volunteers. He first came to Met Council a little over a year and a half ago with the introduction of a coworker and joined our group of motivated young professionals, called MVP. Scott has really enjoyed the opportunity to build relationships with like minded individuals and has described MVP as “a great group of generous and selfless people with great potential for growth.” He also receives great support from colleagues and has generously arranged the use of his workplace on several occasions to host MVP meetings.
For Scott, the most rewarding aspect of volunteering and MVP has been the opportunity to meet new people and enhance someone’s day. He has spearheaded the initiative to create an ongoing volunteer “Friendly Visiting” event at our low-income senior housing site to develop lasting relationships with residents. It is a valuable program that can “span the gap between generations and alleviate isolation.” He firmly believes in the importance of raising awareness on the growing issue of poverty and the value in meeting and working with Met Council clients.
For all this, we would like to showcase our appreciation for Scott and his passion to share and grow our base of supporters and volunteers. Thank you!