Donna Broder has been honored by Dress for Success of the Palm Beaches as Volunteer of the Month.
Volunteering is not new to Broder. She has been volunteering, in one way or another, since she was 12 years old.
After graduating from Indiana University, Broder worked in retail for more than 20 years. She started out as a store manager at a local clothing store and worked her way up to a district sales manager and retail adviser for a large franchise company.
In 1996, Broder and her husband Jay dropped out of the corporate world and started their own credit card processing agency together.
After 25 years of owning and running that business, Broder remains in the credit card processing industry with an office in Royal Palm Beach, but she considers herself “semi-retired.”
Broder joined Dress for Success of the Palm Beaches as a volunteer approximately four years ago, offering to volunteer wherever needed rather than selecting a specific role. She has served as an administrative assistant since then, proving to be invaluable to the organization.
DFSPB salutes Broder not only for her ongoing service, but also because she truly stepped up in the face of the pandemic. When the nonprofit closed its office, she offered to check the office e-mail and voice mail from her home. When the office re-opened, Broder began coming in twice a week to assist.