Meet Sheila Marlow Due

Meet Sheila Marlow, our new Executive Director of the Alamo Colleges Foundations. Sheila brings her passion and drive to the Foundation, and her Can-Do-Spirit that lights every room. Help us welcome Sheila by leaving a comment!

What’s the greatest bit of advice someone has given you?
“Don’t sweat the small stuff – and really, it’s all small stuff.”

What’s your favorite quote?
“Find a way to say yes! (my own)
&
The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it. Michelangelo”

What is one important skill every person should have?
“Compassion”

What is the best vacation you’ve ever had?
“I love all things Colorado and manage to vacation there at least once (maybe twice) a year in the summer and early fall. The hiking is incredible and the scenery is breathtaking.”

Describe yourself in 3 words.
“FUN, CREATIVE, FORGIVING”

What is a recent book that you have enjoyed? Why?
“I love to “listen” to books on Audible. A couple of favorites:

Unbroken: A story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption, by Laura HildebrandThe Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See”

If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?
“As a super-hero, I would have the power to see and promote kindness in all people.”

What is something you are passionate about?
“In my professional work, I am passionate about philanthropy. I view philanthropy as a gift of the heart. I’ve seen incredible life transformational change through the generosity of others.

In my personal life, aside from the obvious, of course, my family and especially my two “Glam-babies”, I have a ton of fun in the kitchen and finding treasure in another’s castaways through up-cycling.”

What cheers you up?
“Watching the growth in others; Colleagues, friends and the wild-eyed wonder when one of my glambabies discovers something new.  “

If you could invite any 3 dinner guests, who would they be?
“I’m not sure I could ever limit it to just 3 guests! I’d probably invite a ton of friends and family and few notables, like: the straight-shooting – T. Boone Pickens, Jerry Jones, and Gregg Popovich”

 

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