Member Spotlight: Brendan Kinslow
What's your day job?
Analyst, Department of Defense
Why did you join the Next Gen Giving Circle?
I was attached both the idea of getting involved with the community and participating in a philanthropic organization. Philanthropy and charitable giving can sometimes seem abstract or only meant for extremely wealthy people; I liked that Next Gen keeps things at a smaller scale and grassroots, allowing anyone to get involved. After a tough year of COVID, I thought it was time to get involved in supporting good causes in the community!
What topic or nonprofit cause are you passionate about?
Improving health care and public health outcomes, mental health, food and education quality/access, affordable housing.
How are you staying inspired?
I work part-time at a local gym in Arlington teaching fitness classes, which never fails to keep me motivated. Seeing people of all ages and walks of life working to get fit, improve their health, and build community always inspires me to get and stay healthy, get involved with the community, and stay productive.