Volunteer Spotlight: Rebekah Zenor
Rebekah Zenor is a self-described “jack of all hobbies and master of none.” While the New Hampshire transplant has dedicated her working hours to the Slifer Smith and Frampton real estate team for 9 years, she takes a more extemporaneous approach to her free time. “I dabble in everything,” said Rebekah. “Sailing, hiking, climbing, volunteering, swimming, travelling, skiing, rugby, biking, and golfing. By keeping things moving, I never get bored!”
The Literacy Project of Eagle County is especially grateful for the “volunteering” component of Rebekah’s dabbling. For 6 years now, Zenor has helped to organize The Literacy Project’s largest fundraising event of the year, their annual luncheon and silent auction. Her duties vary each year, from creating name tents and organizing the guest list, to facilitating the check-in process at the event.
“I choose to volunteer with the Literacy Project because I have a profound appreciation for their mission,” said Rebekah. “Of all the subjects we learn in school, language skills are the ones that reflect upon us daily. Speaking and writing well expand one’s opportunities in virtually every field.”
It takes a team of dedicated volunteers and staff to put on The Literacy’s Project’s annual luncheon and silent auction each year. A summer event, the luncheon provides volunteer opportunities for Literacy Project supporters outside of the normal cycle of the school year. Each year, the luncheon keynote speaker delivers an exciting and meaningful message for the crowd, but the celebration doesn’t stop there.
“While I always enjoy the keynote speaker’s address, what I love most about the luncheon usually comes later,” said Rebekah. “Sloan Munter, The Literacy Project’s Volunteer Coordinator, invites students who are part of the program to stand in front of this huge, intimidating group of people. They muster an incredible amount of poise and confidence to speak about how much the Literacy Project has meant to them and the impact it has had on their lives. It brings me to tears every year, as I swell with love and admiration for the students.”
All proceeds from the annual luncheon and silent auction benefit The Literacy Project of Eagle County’s six key literacy education programs. The Literacy Project is a nonprofit organization offering free assistance to Eagle County residents of all ages in acquiring the reading, writing, and speaking skills that will help them thrive in our community.
The Literacy Project’s annual luncheon will take place on Thursday, June 29, at The Four Seasons Vail. For more information, tickets, or to volunteer: call The Literacy Project at 970-949-5026 or visit our website.