#MemberMonday: Lori Copeland

Lori Copeland, Engagement & Marketing

Why I became a member of the 100+ Women Northumberland

Northumberland has always been home to me. In the late 1970’s my parents pursued a dream that
uprooted our family to Florida for several years. My sister Lisa and I both married and had children in
Florida – and yet it never felt like home. Fortunately, we both successfully moved our families back
home to Northumberland (including our American husbands) in 1999 and 2000. We both believe the
greatest gift we could have given our children was the opportunity to grow up in this community. And
living in the US for 24 years made me appreciate this even more.

My husband Nathan’s father died when Nathan was 14, leaving behind his mother and four children
with no insurance and a small widow’s pension from the Navy. Times were very tough – they were
poor, and if it were not for the giving community and the church it would have been impossible.
We have raised our boys to have grateful, generous hearts and be acutely aware of those less fortunate.
They have filled me with pride on many occasions for their quiet and anonymous giving.

When I first learned of 100 Women I was immediately drawn. The perfect combination of a beautiful
generous community coming together to support those in need. The concept is brilliant, creating a
collective contribution that makes a meaningful impact on a deserving charity. I also love the
awareness and opportunity to learn about the many amazing organizations doing great work in our

Nathan and our two sons Nate and Zak are part of 100 Men Northumberland. Nate’s fiancé Olie is part
of 100 Women. As a family, the association with 100 Women/Men has made us more aware of the
needs in our community and the perfect channel to focus our energy and resources.

#membermonday #thepowerof100 #womensphilanthropy


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