As we learn more about Fayette County, today we are excited to feature Miranda Scully!
Miranda has been working alongside United Way of the Bluegrass for the last four years as the United Way campaign coordinator for Fayette County Public Schools. She is also a vital member of Women United, a powerful and passionate network of women who invest their time and talents in helping support basic needs, school readiness, student success and financial stability for children and families across the Bluegrass.
Let’s learn more about Miranda in our question and answer session below!
What is your role on the Women United board?
I’m a representative of Fayette County Public Schools (FCPS) and I’m the district family and community engagement coordinator. With Women United, I serve as a member and am also a part of some of the decision making on how to best support our schools and youth. I also volunteer as a mentor to middle school girls through Women United’s mentoring group and just serve as a liaison between FCPS and United Way.
What’s it like managing the United Way campaign for FCPS?
I really enjoy working with United Way. The staff is very easy to work with and very understanding and receptive to my new thoughts and ideas that I bring to the table. As someone heavily involved in community partnerships and community engagement, I’ve enjoyed this growing aspect of our partnership with United Way and being able to support their campaigns that provide for our whole community.
What made you realize you had a passion for your field of work?
I grew up in a community where we got support from schools, community agencies… all these different programs that are intended to help families maintain housing and youth supports. I’ve benefited from a lot of those supports and now, to be in a position where I can ensure that our youth and families have that support, it’s truly a dream come true. It’s kind of surreal to be here now.
What is your favorite part about working with these programs?
My favorite part is just knowing the good that these programs do in our communities and being able to see how it directly impacts our youth, community organizations, basic needs and schools… Sometimes you can get involved in things and you don’t see where the money goes or where the support goes. In my position, I’m able to truly see that the money that’s raised through United Way and the supports that we’re able to provide through Women United are going directly back to our community, to our youth, to our families. I really enjoy being a part of this team that makes a difference.
What about working with these programs inspires you?
Being a part of Women United is inspiring. It’s refreshing to be surrounded by women who are empowered to learn and give back. One of my favorite things we do is our luncheon in the spring. We’re talking about real topics, real subjects. We give women in attendance the opportunity to learn about how to get connected and give back. And we all come from different backgrounds - I’m a social worker working in education, but I’m sitting alongside a banker, alongside someone who works on a postsecondary level. It’s empowering to have a group of women from all walks of life and backgrounds who are like-minded and mission-oriented to serve and give back.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I love spending time with my family. I have a four-year-old son, a husband and a dog. So I love that we’re able to spend time together. We love being outdoors, going on walks and finding trails.
What five words would you use to describe yourself?
Shy/introverted, passionate, genuine, optimistic/solution-focused, and loyal.
Are you an early bird or night owl?
If you could time travel, would you go back in time or to the future? What would you do?
I would just stay where I am.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
I’d want to be able to sprinkle peace and happiness everywhere.
Do you prefer the lake or the beach?
“I enjoy being able to work alongside United Way and I’m a firm believer in their mission. Their ability to pivot to support our community’s basic needs in the midst of the current pandemic has been remarkable, and I appreciate the opportunity to be able to support them and be a cheerleader in any way that I can. Mr. Timothy Johnson and the staff are passionate and outstanding people to work alongside,” said Miranda Scully.
Thank you for your amazing work with Women United and as a campaign coordinator, Miranda! We appreciate everything you’re doing to improve our community!
To learn more about Women United and how you can get involved, please click here.