Throughout her career, Brenda has donated a portion of her salary to charity. In 2010, she decided to concentrate her efforts on the Red Cross, which has a far-reaching impact on the metro Washington community. In 2014, the Red Cross of the National Capital Region provided assistance to 3,903 military families. Red Cross volunteers meet every military plane-load of wounded, sick and injured personnel who arrive from overseas at Andrews Air Force Base and continue to support them and their families during their recovery. Brenda actively fundraises for the Red Cross and organizes a variety of events and service projects, including events honoring wounded women soldiers. She started one of the non-profit’s most popular fundraising events, In the Bag – Purses for Preparedness. The event features a silent auction of designer handbags, and it has raised nearly $375,000 for the Red Cross over the past 5 years. Brenda earned Honorable Mention for the 2015 Community Leadership Awards.
Founder and CEO, Blisk Financial Group
American Red Cross of the National Capital Region