Engaging students, healthcare professionals and volunteers within our community is central to Afya’s mission. Our founder, Danielle Butin, speaks at schools, universities, hospitals and companies to introduce listeners to Afya’s work and to encourage them to become involved in active philanthropy. Danielle describes how one individual, through volunteering, educating and fundraising, can play an important role in improving global health. She also speaks about the personal transformation that comes from incorporating altruism into your work and life.
During Danielle’s talks and workshops, she encourages listeners to become engaged in the issue or subject that is most important to them. Afya offers numerous opportunities for people to volunteer and contribute to our public health mission but we encourage everyone to find the issue that they are passionate about. Danielle discusses the process of finding and developing your passion, regardless of whether or not it aligns with Afya’s mission. She uses her experience with Afya to help students or community members identify and expand their ideas for altruistic programs.
“You can see it on someone’s face when they have the passion to be a life changer. Danielle has it and lives her work. I Love meeting women that empower and motivate when they speak. I look forward to speaking with her again and learning.”
“the speaker Danielle Butin was so good that volunteers from Rotary are insisting they go over to Afya in Yonkers to check it out! You never know what will be outstanding until you listen to it, I find.”
“Great speaker, Danielle Butin, great cause sending medicines and medical supplies to places in the world where they are desperately needed.” Scarsdale/Hartsdale Interfaith Council