Living Well Disability Services congratulates Kevin Pleasant, Chair of the Living Well board of directors, for his selection to the Twin Cities Business 2023 Notable Nonprofit Board Members list. Notable Nonprofit Board Members are selected based on generosity and willingness to help where needed—from strategic planning to fundraising to mentorship as stated by the publication.
Since joining our board of directors in 2018, Kevin has embodied the characteristics of an outstanding board member. People are drawn to Kevin—he pulls people in with his smile, warmth and empathy. He has the utmost respect for Living Well’s staff and clients and is an invaluable asset to the organization.
Kevin is a collaborative bridge-builder who creates meaningful partnerships at all levels. He exemplifies everything a nonprofit could want in a board member, as he is incredibly focused on building relationships and deepening connections in the community that support Living Well’s mission. Living Well has forged numerous new relationships with volunteers, donors, and partner organizations through Kevin’s outreach, helping the organization get visibility with new audiences like the Minnesota Brewery Running Series.
This year, Living Well participated in more advocacy efforts at the State Capitol than ever before, due to a critical need for more state funding. Kevin was right alongside Living Well staff, going to the Capitol and meeting with legislators. This work has a deep personal connection for Kevin, as he has a son living with disabilities. He takes great pride in advocating for families like his own.