Volunteer Spotlight – Dave LewAllen

Dave has been an active member of The Rainbow Connection Board of Directors for eight years. He was invited to become involved in supporting The Rainbow Connection by Russ Shelton, who has served as our Board President and is a long time member of our Board of Directors.

As our outgoing President, Dave has been instrumental over the last several years in helping The Rainbow Connection grow to meet the increasing need for our services. In addition to being actively involved on our Board, Dave is also a member of our Development and Marketing Committees. In fact, he was the inspiration behind our newly launched “Pennies for Wishes” program which highlights how even pennies can make dreams come true!  You can click on the video to learn more about this program.

Dave shared that what he enjoys most about being involved with The Rainbow Connection is “making a difference… and, over the years, making a huge impact in the lives of thousands of wish children and their families.  The smiles on the faces of the kids during their wish experience makes us happy as Board Members and volunteers.” His favorite experience with The Rainbow Connection is “no question… the kids! Whether it be at our Walk for Kids, the Dobson golf event or Celebration of Dreams–that’s number one!”  He also enjoys working with the dedicated staff and other volunteers who care so deeply about the mission. Dave’s advice for anyone thinking about volunteering is “definitely do it… the reward is priceless!  We help make memories for wish kids and their families during difficult and challenging times that otherwise would not happen… and those smiles!”

Thank you, Dave, for your leadership and inspiration to continue making dreams come true for Michigan children with life threatening medical conditions!  We are grateful for your unwavering dedication and commitment to The Rainbow Connection!