Aaron Tolson, LPW Class of 2018
Development Director at ACTS
Tell us a little about what you do:
Development Director-responsible for marketing, social media, website development, fundraising, grants, program support, business partnerships, and program director for Prince William Food Rescue.
What’s new since you graduated from LPW?
Since graduating, I started working at ACTS, launched the Prince William Food Rescue program, and am re-launching the Greater Prince William Food Council (started by LPW alumni Pam Ryan), and moved back to Manassas from Warrenton.
What is your favorite LPW memory?
Lots of good memories, but I really enjoyed being up on the mountain – so many great moments unique to our class (#cloggers)!
How has LPW helped you get to where you are today?
Halfway through the class I found myself applying for new jobs, but my focus shifted following the Health and Human Services day. The groundwork for bringing the Food Rescue program here and joining the team at ACTS was a direct result of that one class and its impact on me personally.
What does leadership mean to you?
Leadership is multifaceted – sometimes it looks like taking risks while others follow, and at other times it looks like simply supporting and empowering others to be the best version of themselves.
Any final thoughts?
So many great relationships exist through LPW – from my class to other classes. LPW Alumni are truly making a tremendous impact in our community, and it is awesome!