• MEDA Convention 2018

    MEDA Convention 2018

    A weekend of inspiration, networking and fun celebrating the power of entrepreneurship to alleviate poverty!

  • MEDA Convention 2018

    MEDA Convention 2018

    Roads to Enduring Livelihoods

2:30 p.m. - 14. New Ways to Engage with MEDA: Extending our Values

Friday, November 3 at 2:30 p.m.
MEDA Projects

Do you love MEDA’s mission of empowering people out of poverty through creative business solutions? Do you long to make a lasting difference as you journey through this life? Would you like to learn unique ways to partner with other MEDA supporters to advance the mission of MEDA beyond your financial support? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please consider joining us to discuss and learn about unique opportunities to engage with MEDA. Meaningful international field experiences, family legacy funds, unique chapter events, project advocate councils, Women Empowering Women, engagement advocates. We promise you’ll have fun while learning!

Presenters

Bethany Nussbaum is a Senior Development Officer for MEDA currently living in Orrville, Ohio with her husband Scott. With over 10 years of professional experience in development and various leadership roles, Bethany is passionate about empowering and developing others through building relationships and connecting people. She is a 2008 graduate of Values-Based Leadership Program (VBLP) and current member of the steering committee. In 2013 she helped launch a youth version of VBLP that she co-facilitates annually. She earned her MBA with a concentration in leadership from Goshen College in 2016.

Ruth Leaman is a Senior Development Officer, Campaign Director for MEDA. Ruth brings six years of successful fundraising experience in Mennonite education to her new role. Ruth most recently worked at Hinkletown Mennonite School, where she led a major capital campaign as their director of advancement. Previously, as an executive advancement associate at Lancaster Mennonite School, she launched an international development program.

Michael Miller is the Director of MEDA's Resource Development department. Mike has an extensive background in sales, marketing and financial advising. From 1991 to 2010, he worked for Mennonite Mutual Aid in Goshen, Indiana – nine years as regional sales manager/regional vice-president, and the past 10 years as regional representative/vice president with the Mennonite Foundation/MMA Trust Company. Mike earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from the Williams College in Williamstown, MA. Working from his home office in Kansas, Mike is responsible for the US Mid-West territory.