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Personality: Shelia S. Fitzgerald

Spotlight on board president of Big Brothers Big Sisters

2/22/2019, 6 a.m.
Shelia Scott Fitzgerald is president of the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters, which serves Greater Richmond, the ...
Shelia S. Fitzgerald

How I start the day: With prayer to thank the Lord for giving me the opportunity to see one more day and having a positive attitude.  

A perfect day for me is: Beautiful weather so that I can play outside with my grandson or a beautiful day at a beach on a Caribbean island.

If I had more time, I would: Mentor more than one child.

Something I love to do that most people would never imagine: Plan parties and coordinate trips.

Kindergarten taught me: To work hard, always do my best and believe in myself.

A quote that I am inspired by: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” – Philippians 4:13 and “Your decisions control your destiny.”

My friends describe me as:  Determined and passionate about anything that I get involved with.

How I unwind: Relaxing in a Jacuzzi or hot tub with jazz music. 

At the top of my to-do list is: Continue to be committed to BBBS and travel more.

The person who influenced me the most: My mother, Helen Scott, and my grandmother, Florence Walker.

Book that influenced me the most: “Sacred Pampering Principles: An African-American Women’s Guide to Self-Care and Inner Renewal” by Debrena Jackson Gandy and “A Woman’s True Purpose — Live Life Like You Matter” by Nicole NaBeach.

What I’m reading now: “Becoming” by Michelle Obama. 

Next goal: After I complete my term as board president, to be matched with another Little so that I can continue to influence the lives of our youths who are our future.