Danny Cung

Danny Cung - Words Alive Volunteer of the Month - April 2016

Please join us in congratulating Danny Cung - Words Alive Volunteer of the Month for April 2016

Danny Cung joined the Words Alive Family in 2014. He, along with a few other board members, represent the wonderful things we acquired along with the Rolling Readers program after the acquisition.Danny jumped into board service with Words Alive that January, and has since served as our Treasurer.

His leadership and guidance in the role of treasurer have been critical in the expansion and growth of the organization these past couple of years.Danny’s financial expertise has helped the board and finance committee with better budgeting for the coming program years.He has also suggested a new format of reporting out that makes financial reporting clear and easy to understand for any member of the organization.

Danny’s connections in the financial community have been a huge help as well.He recruited the newest member of the Finance Committee, Sandra Korwek, who also supported our past Author’s Luncheon.Sandra has brought great ideas for development to the table.Danny also introduced Words Alive to a reputable small business auditor and helped lead the organization through its first ever financial audit!

Programmatically, Danny has become quite involved with our scholarship students each year.He leads a finance management workshop for the students and their mentors that has direct application to their success in school and in our scholarship program.The students learn about saving, responsible spending and more.

Lastly, Danny has been a great champion – bringing new members of the community to observe our programs in the classroom and to attend the annual Author’s Luncheon to learn more about our impact in the San Diego Community.We are so thankful for your years of service and all of the leadership you have demonstrated!Thank you, Danny!

Check Out the Volunteer of the Month Interview with Danny Below!

Danny, tell us a little about yourself! 

I moved to San Diego for school at UCSD back in 2002 and never left!  I work for a great investment firm in Del Mar and live in Mira Mesa with my wife Vivian and our three cats, Max, Izzy and Arthur.

How long have you been volunteering with Words Alive, and how did you get involved?

I join the board of directors in 2014. I was on the board of directors for Rolling Readers and I joined Words Alive when Rolling Readers and Words Alive merged in 2014.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your volunteer service with Words Alive?

I am grateful for the opportunity to work with great people doing great things in the community. Organizations like Words Alive gave me an opportunity many years ago and today I am honored that I am given the opportunity to help any way I can. 

And by the way, what are you reading lately?

The Big Short.