Before founding her award-winning public relations company, Rachel Sutherland Communications, Rachel was a journalist for more than 13 years. The Michigan native is a graduate of Wayne State University, and lives in the Charlotte area with her husband and two children. In addition to serving on the board of Project One, she is a board member of the Piedmont Culinary Guild. A former board chair of RAIN, Rachel has also served on the board of Tri It For Life. Named one of the most influential women in Charlotte by Scoop Charlotte, Rachel was presented with the Ribbon of Love Leadership Award in 2015, and was a finalist for the Charlotte Athena Leadership Award in 2012.
Why did you get involved with Project One Scholarship Fund?
I am the product of a single parent home. I waited tables and worked freelance writing jobs to put myself through college. I know how hard it can be, but also know about the possibilities and rewards. I'm driven to help create economic mobility and opportunity for others who are traveling the same road.