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Joe Roybal

Joe Roybal

Joe Roybal

Senior Grants Assistant
Why do you do what you do?

After a volunteer opportunity with AIDS Walk San Francisco, I was determined to find a job in the nonprofit sector when I moved to New Orleans. I got that opportunity with a role at the National World War II Museum. One afternoon, I was asked for help locating a memorial brick for a woman’s grandfather. With tears and gratitude, the woman thanked me and the museum for the honor we provided veterans and their families. That was when I realized that every contribution, no matter where you sit within an organization, matters.

What drew you to the foundation?

When I joined the foundation after looking for a more social-justice-oriented role, I was welcomed into what felt like a family. I’m proud to contribute in many ways, whether that’s providing technical assistance or helping my co-workers make better decisions through reporting and analysis. When I leave for the day, I feel good and positive, knowing that as a team we do good work.

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