Name: Rebecca Himberger
What years have you lived in Lawrenceville? 2009 – present
Why did you move to Lawrenceville? The community, the people, the proximity to my job
Current Job Title (if employed): Director of Operations for NonProfit Fiscal Management
Why do you want to be on the LU Board? What would you like to work on within the neighborhood? I see Board service as an important part of charitable work in which I have the capacity to give. I would like to remain on the Board of LU because I believe in its mission of improving and protecting the quality of life for all Lawrenceville residents. I hope my contributions to the Board align with the values of the organization related to continuing engagement, equity, sustainability, and diversity and inclusion efforts — not to mention my specific skillsets regarding nonprofit management and systems building.
Please list Volunteer, Non-Profit, or Board Experience: LU Board Member (2018 – current), LC Business District Council Member (2020-2021), Board member of Chatham Baroque (2010-2016), Pittsburgh Emerging Arts Leaders Committee Member (2008-2013), employed by a nonprofit (2006-current), volunteer for literally hundreds of my peers’ events, performances, appeals, fundraisers, etc.
What makes Lawrenceville unique? Why? Lawrenceville is a sum of its people. I am constantly in awe of those willing to help, love, learn, and listen in this community. Being a part of this organization has taught me so much about what I still need to learn, how to grow, who to lean on, and what I can do to be a better community member.
One of LU’s core values is equity and the organization will be undergoing anti-oppression trainings in summer 2022, which new Board members will participate in. What’s one idea you have for how LU should live out its commitment to equity? Continue its important work on housing affordability and connecting neighbors to one another as systems of support.
How are you involved in the Lawrenceville community? I volunteer for events (LIVE, Cookie Mall, etc.), committees (Development + Membership, Finance), and was a Lawrenceville Buddy.
What would you bring to the LU Board (e.g. experience, skills, perspective, network, etc.)? Extensive knowledge of nonprofit governance, finance, and development.
What is one fun fact that others might be surprised to know about you? My fun fact: I hate icebreakers like fun facts. They stress me out in a way that I have trouble putting into words.