The North Texas Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is pleased to introduce its newest addition to the Student Series team. Meg Wilder has joined the team as a Campaign Specialist and will be instrumental in helping to continue to grow the North Texas campaign to raise more than $1 million just in North Texas. Read below as she introduces herself.
"I recently graduated from Baylor University with a degree in English. Although my love for reading and writing will never cease, I discovered my passion for fundraising my sophomore year at Baylor. After running my savings account dry, I desperately needed a job. I applied to several campus jobs to no avail, but quickly received an offer from the Baylor University Call Center. Cold calling people was intimidating and daunting, but I excelled. I’ve had countless people hang up on me, but I loved working for my university. During my time as a Student Fundraising Ambassador, I raised over $100,000 for Baylor University.
I also joined Kappa Chi Alpha, a local Christian sorority at Baylor. This organization helped me bond with like-minded women. I loved playing intramural volleyball with my sorority sisters. I also enjoyed serving the community through our philanthropy, Mission Waco. Service has always played a very important role in my life and I’m overjoyed that I have the opportunity to serve others in my career.
I’m very close with my family; most of my father’s side of the family lives in Dallas. The Wilder family gets together every Christmas for “Wilder Weekend.” My family has been doing this for twenty-four years; my grandfather started this tradition the winter before passing away from pancreatic cancer. I was never able to meet my grandfather, but I am eternally grateful for the traditions and family values he instilled in me. I look forward to Wilder Weekend every years, despite having to sleep on the floor some years.
Fun Facts About Me:
-My cat has more followers than I do on Instagram
-I have an unhealthy obsession with queso
-My favorite novel is Jane Eyre
-I love true crime television
I decided to pursue a career in fundraising because of my passion for helping others. I love Student Series because it teaches students the importance of giving back. I’m extremely excited to join the Student Series team at LLS!"
We are happy to have Meg as part of the North Texas family. Reach out and introduce yourself. She can be contacted at Meg.Wilder@lls.org or (972) 996-5920.