2008 Rising Star Award winner
The Junior League of Boise
Rising Star Cecelia Gassner's willingness to tackle projects head-on and her ability to listen respectfully to others and embrace different opinions demonstrate the kind of leadership qualities that have made her a sought-after board member and volunteer. In just four years, Gassner’s strong desire to educate herself on the issues impacting Boise serves as a model for other volunteers looking to become connected to the local community.
Recently, Gassner and a friend launched a radio program titled Divas for a Difference, which features community organizations and issues, and invites listeners to “get involved and get inspired.” She also finds ways to connect her personal passions to the betterment of her community. For example, Gassner leveraged her participation in an Iron Man event and raised more funds for League community programs than any other team involved in the event.