Today we’d like to introduce you to Sarah Alsofrom.
Hi Sarah, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstory.
I’m a Florida native who has been very lucky to have lived and worked in the Sunshine State my entire life. My career background is in the corporate, government and nonprofit worlds with stints at WPTV Channel 5, Gunster law firm, State Attorney’s Office of Palm Beach County and the Hanley Center Foundation before coming to GL Homes in 2015. Throughout my career, I’ve been fortunate to have many people in my life who have wanted my success as I much as I have. With that giving spirit in mind, I do my best to mentor hardworking young professionals who just need a leg up.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
We all make mistakes along the way. Learning from those mistakes and never repeating them are keys to success. It helps to listen more and talk less, which can prevent mistakes from happening in the first place. To stay ahead of the game, I try to be as organized as possible. There’s always going to be a curveball thrown in your direction, but if you’re prepared- you can handle the unexpected.
Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
In my role at GL Homes, I’m the charitable arm (glhomesphilanthropy.com) of our company. We support over 150 charities in Florida and beyond with a particular emphasis on organizations that work to break the cycle of homelessness and combat hunger. Feeding South Florida, The Broward Partnership, the Jewish Federation of Broward County, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and several Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Florida are just a few examples of nonprofits we support. I take great pride in spearheading GL Philanthropy for GL Homes. Financial support is only one aspect of our giving. Our employees make a difference with their time, working side by side on community outreach projects. They serve dinner to people experiencing homelessness, design and build playgrounds through our Passion for Playgrounds initiative, and build apartments for developmentally disabled adults who would otherwise be homeless through Home at Tamarind, an affordable housing project.
So maybe we end on discussing what matters most to you and why?
A loving family, supportive friends, good health and a job I love. Sprinkle these four pillars with a dash of gratitude, and it’s the recipe for a productive and happy life.