The September 2012 issue of The Baltimore Beacon features ReServe Maryland in a cover story, “Retirees happy to serve again” by Carol Sorgen. The story is available online here. Read an excerpt below.
Dave Hall enjoyed a successful career in financial services, but when the banking industry took a hit several years ago, he decided it was an opportune time to retire.
At 58, though, Hall said he felt he still had quite a bit of “tread” left on him and wanted to continue to make use of his skills – but in a different way.
“I wanted to shift my focus away from the for-profit world to the not-for profit,” said Hall. But with no experience working with nonprofit organizations, he wasn’t finding much opportunity.
However, with the help of a group called ReServe, Hall found a position with Consumer Credit Counseling Services (CCCS) in Catonsville, where he works 15 to 25 hours a week, advising the organization on how best to allocate grant funds.
Hall believes that he is putting his lifetime of experience to good work. He said he is finding his work at CCCS enjoyable – though not necessarily as different from the corporate world as he expected – and he is grateful both for the opportunity to provide his expertise and the appreciation he is shown by his CCCS colleagues and the coordinators of ReServe.
“The psychic income is very much valued,” he said. “This is a very good fit for me.”