Meet Steve Votaw, president of the Furniture Bank of Central Ohio.
The Furniture Bank reduces the impact of poverty by providing furniture to central Ohio families and individuals struggling with severe life challenges. In its 20 years of operation the Furniture Bank has served more than 60,000 families — totaling more than 184,000 individuals — right here in Central Ohio.
What is your city of residence: Plain City
What is your organization’s mission: to turn empty houses into homes
How long in this role/with the organization: 3 years
Number of staff and volunteers: 36 Staff/ 2500 volunteers
Describe the organization in three words: innovative, focused, efficient
What is your proudest achievement at Furniture Bank: working with the board, staff, and community to develop and implement two social enterprises
If you could have dinner with three people, dead or alive, who would they be: my mother, Obama, and Jesus
Favorite book: Chasing Daylight by Eugene O’Kelly
In elementary school I aspired to be: Teacher
Best part of working with Mollard Consulting: getting insights from Kerri