Dana holds a Bachelor of Science degree in advertising from the University of Florida.
Hometown: As an Army brat, Dana lived all over the country, and even in Guatemala. She is now proud to call Gainesville home after 23 years.
My emoji represents that I am always happy and love everyone! If there had been an explanation point emoji, I would have wanted that too!!!!
Why I do this work: In 2011, I decided after 30 years, it was time to retire from retail and do something different. I had loved my career but wanted a new challenge. A friend said I would be great in development but I had no idea what development was. When I realized it was basically sales, I wasn’t interested as it just sounded like retail all over again. This same friend told me about an opening in development at United Way. The idea of selling a “feeling” and raising money to support programs in our community to help others, really appealed to me. Since I had been giving to United Way for the past 30 years through payroll deduction at Macy's, I already knew about their work and that they were the most reputable nonprofit in our community doing the greatest good locally. I made the decision to apply and I am still here 5 years later and loving it! I am so fortunate to have had two careers and have truly enjoyed every single day!
Connect with me: www.linkedin.com/in/dana-clayton-73646832