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Volunteer of the Year Daniels to speak at Reagan Giving Circle Luncheon

            CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Carol Daniels, sales and marketing director for The Leaf-Chronicle, is a woman who abhors boredom. When she isn’t at her office in downtown Clarksville, she’s usually in Nashville, volunteering her time with organizations such as The Hermitage, the Nashville Symphony, the Nashville Rescue Mission, the American Heart Association and the Books from Birth Foundation.

            CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Carol Daniels, sales and marketing director for The Leaf-Chronicle, is a woman who abhors boredom. When she isn’t at her office in downtown Clarksville, she’s usually in Nashville, volunteering her time with organizations such as The Hermitage, the Nashville Symphony, the Nashville Rescue Mission, the American Heart Association and the Books from Birth Foundation.

            For some people, that many obligations might hamper the type of work they can do, but Daniels has been able to provide such tangible assistance to these entities that all five organizations nominated her last year for the Nashville Area Association of Professional Fundraising’s 2014 Volunteer of the Year Award.

            “There are so many people who do so many wonderful things, I was speechless as to why I was chosen,” Daniels said. “For me, philanthropy is about giving, it’s about volunteering and it’s about making things better.”

            At 11:30 a.m., on April 30, Daniels will discuss her experience with philanthropy and why she gives during the Regan Giving Circle’s Annual Women’s Scholarship Awards Luncheon in the Club Level of the Austin Peay State University Governors Stadium. Tickets to the event are $30.

            The University established the Reagan Giving Circle in November of 2011 to honor the entrepreneurial spirit of Dr. Carmen Reagan, the first female dean of the APSU College of Business and an influential community leader, volunteer and philanthropist.

            The purpose of the program is to cultivate women as philanthropic leaders, create new and substantial funding for the University via the support of women and identify opportunities emphasizing the educational enrichment of women.

            “I will talk about my experience in giving, why I give the way I do, and I will also touch on women and women’s philanthropy, and how I think that differs,” she said.

            The Reagan Giving Circle will award scholarships to APSU female students during the luncheon, and it will present longtime APSU supporter Hazel Irwin with the 2015 Women in Philanthropy award.

            “I think the Reagan Giving Circle offers an incredible opportunity to give a chance to young women who might not have that chance to go forward,” Daniels said. “I know my parents created a scholarship fund for kids that weren’t at the top of their class, but had the wherewithal and ambition and tenacity to work through difficulties and still come out on top.”

            For more information about the Reagan Giving Circle or to purchase tickets for the luncheon, call the APSU Office of University Advancement, 931-221-7127.