Hi everyone and welcome to my page!
My name is Blaire Fraser and I am a student in the nonprofit management program at Columbia. I hail from New Jersey and along with being a birthday cake enthusiast, I have had a connection to nonprofits since childhood. I was introduced to the world of philanthropy by my parents who ensured I understood that giving back to our community was an important part of being a good neighbor and citizen. Emulating the lessons I was taught, and with a culture of giving at the foundation of my upbringing, I now engage in the nonprofit sector through my professional work at Columbia Law School, volunteering, and by contributing to the organizations that mean the most to me.
I am interested in working with The Headstrong Project, an organization that provides free mental healthcare services to post 9-11 veterans. My connection to and passion for supporting our veterans is through my husband who is a an active duty service member, currently stationed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Alternatively, I am interested in working with Stupid Cancer this semester. We all have our own stories about how this disease has affected a loved one. My story is that my mom was diagnosed with cancer at a young age, and after 20 years of being cancer-free, currently battles the colon cancer she was diagnosed with a year ago. I would love to work with an organization like this one as my own way of aiding in the fight.