Women2Women - Spring 2017 - 8

Women2Know

Volunteering
AS A

Career

DIANE DUFF
By Karen Klein
Fulcrum Information Resources

"Let no one
ever come to
you without
leaving better."
- Mother Teresa

Diane Duff carries those words, printed on
a card she received from a friend, tucked in her
bag as a daily reminder and inspiration. The

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Lower Heidelberg Township resident spends
over 500 hours a year volunteering in various
capacities with several Berks County and regional
organizations including the United Way of Berks
County, SafeBerks, Penn State Health St. Joseph,
the Diocese of Allentown, and her church St.
Ignatius of Loyola.
Diane's entrée into volunteering started over 25
years ago when her two sons were in elementary
school and her family moved to Berks County
from Baltimore when her husband Michael, an
attorney, accepted a position with a local firm.
"I had the intention of going back to work
after my sons were born but had no real career
path like Michael did," Diane said. She received
her degree in elementary education from the
University of Maryland and worked in the mortgage division of several banks after graduating.

"You make choices based on work-life balance. It was easier on us if I stayed home and
allowed Michael to pursue his career. It's not
a man/woman thing, but in our relationship
that worked," Diane said. "If we had stayed in
Baltimore we might not have been able to do
that because of the cost of living and different
work situations."
Diane volunteered at her sons' newly opened
school, Spring Ridge, in the Wilson School
District, shelving library books and helping in
the classroom. Volunteering at Spring Ridge
allowed her to pursue her passion for children,
learning, and reading. "I just loved being in the
library. Helping a kid to find a book and they
would come back and say, 'Mrs. Duff, I really
liked that. Help me find another one.'" She
continued volunteering at her sons' schools and
their various activities until they entered college.



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