A Lifetime of Giving Back (Note: This article appeared in the March 2002 edition of the Tacoma/Pierce County Chamber of Commerce Newsletter) No one can accuse Beverly McConaghy of having too much spare time on her hands.Volunteering is the most essential gesture of community in our society. Simple acts ofsharing one’s time, energy, and skills can profoundly change the lives of both volunteerand recipient--often in ways that neither could anticipate.This month, Tacoma Pierce County Chamber of Commerce would like to honor one ofour own members, whose dedication to volunteerism has been an intrinsic part of her life for over twenty years.Beverly McConaghy can’t remember a time when she wasn’t active in business. Afterworking for several companies within the accounting and financial industry, she foundedher own independent financial advisory business in 1987, where she is currentlyresponsible for retirement and estate planning, as well as the management of financialportfolios for individuals, families, and small business owners.Early in her career, Beverly found herself looking for ways to give back to thecommunity. She began by volunteering with Hospice of Tacoma. "It was there," recallsBeverly, "that I recognized the rewards of volunteering, just by being there for peopleduring their last hours of life." She continued as a hospice volunteer for over twenty years, while at the same time becoming active with the Diabetes Association of Pierce County.Beverly is currently on the Board of Governors for the U.S. Propeller Club of the UnitedStates, and the Board of Directors of the Tacoma Musical Playhouse. For a number ofyears, she has served on the Executive Board of Tacoma Pierce County Chamber of Commerce, is past Chamber President for University Place and a Rotarian. She rounds out her volunteer time with Bridges, a Care Center for Grieving Children and Saint CharlesBorromeo.What does she do in her "spare" time? "Salt water fishing," says Beverly. "That’s myREAL passion."Whether rooted in a joy for caring, or a desire to contribute towards change, volunteerslike Beverly McConaghy are the fabric that weaves us together as a society. From all ofus who have benefitted from your dedication, we thank you Beverly.Tacoma Pierce County ChamberPlease Note: The information being provided is strictly as a courtesy. When you link to any of the websites provided here, you are leaving this website. We make no representation as to the completeness or accuracy of information provided at these websites. Nor is the company liable for any direct or indirect technical or system issues or any consequences arising out of your access to or your use of third-party technologies, websites, information or programs made available through this website. When you access one of these websites, you are leaving our website and assume total responsibility and risk for your use of the websites to which you are linking.