Angela Consolo, Why I Care Employee Recipient


Angela Consolo grew up in a family with a passion to give back, so you might say volunteering is in her blood. But after volunteering for Operation Surf, an organization in California that teaches wounded veterans how to surf, she met a triple amputee at a benefit run planning to participate in the race. His question to others? “Why aren’t you running today?” It was after meeting this man that she realized there is absolutely no excuse for not helping others. After all – if he could do it, why couldn’t she?

Since then she has jumped into volunteering head first, donating her time to Grace Fellowship Greenbush, serving as a mentor for the Arbor Hill Elementary School reading program, and teaching inner city teens how to ride dirt bikes through the National Youth Program Using Minibikes, among others. Angela says she is inspired by the quote, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime” and her goal is to help people get to the point of being self sufficient so they in turn can help others.

In addition to volunteering, Angela is also an advocate for others, coordinating meals for families in need on Thanksgiving, encouraging coworkers to participate in SEFCU’s Holiday Sharing Program, and constantly seeking out ways that she can make a difference in the lives of others.