Volunteer Spotlight – Brian Sullivan

November 6, 2012 Volunteer Stories
Retired technical writer Brian Sullivan channels his talents toward helping others by working with both  Good News Garage and the Human Trafficking Program.

Brian Sullivan has been a volunteer with Good News Garage New Hampshire, GNG-NH, since October 2011. A retired technical writer, Sullivan has spent countless hours researching and writing grants for GNG-NH. But his thoughtfulness does not stop there. He has also gone above and beyond his grant writing duties by going out into the community and personally soliciting donations for GNG programs.

In addition to these grants and donations, Brian has helped to launch several Car Care Clinics as well.

“Brian Sullivan has had a huge impact on Good News Garage. I can truthfully say that because of Brian's efforts, we have been able to initiate and put into place initiatives and programs that we've talked about for years but never had the time to implement," says Susan Swain, GNG regional marketing coordinator.

Since working with GNG-NH, Brian has broadened his horizons and is currently researching and developing proposals for funding for the LSS (now Ascentria Care Alliance) Human Trafficking program. This program supports noncitizen victims of human trafficking with legal services, representation, and social support on the path from victim to survivor.

“Brian has been great to work with. He seems to have a natural instinct for grants research and which foundations would be a good match for various programs and needs. As a technical writer, he knows how to organize a proposal and make sure it’s complete," says Ellen Gugel, director of foundation and corporate relations.  

When recently asked to comment on his volunteer experience with LSS Brian responded, “I was surprised at how much satisfaction I would get from helping Good News Garage and Lutheran Social Services with their grant writing – helping change the lives of local people in need as well as human-trafficked survivors has been very rewarding and interesting. And working with the top-flight people at GNG and LSS has been a reward unto itself.”

Good News Garage and Lutheran Social Services thank you, Brian Sullivan, for all of your hard-work and dedication to your community!