Canadian Red Cross, Co-Founder of the Tiffany Circle of Canada
The Tiffany Circle is a worldwide membership of women business leaders who support the Red Cross. The organization started right here in our Metro area by 2 women only 8 years ago. The Tiffany Circle now includes 780 members in 5 countries.
To date, Tiffany Circle members are responsible for raising a collective $60M for the American Red Cross.
Ela was born in New York to Polish immigrants and raised on three continents. You might describe her as a Renaissance woman with diverse life experiences. She speaks 4 languages; holds degrees in Economics and French. Her professional career included PR and Marketing Event Management, Finance and Home building – having built over 100 homes.
As a gal who benefited from the care she received from the Red Cross in her darkest hour; Ela has come full circle. She will share her multi-generational story which spans 4 continents and three generations of involvement and passion for the effective and efficient work and services of the Red Cross.
Like many of us, Ela is a busy mom who finds time to get involved in what she calls her second career – as a volunteer and philanthropist. Having served as:
- President of two Junior Leagues, In Tarrytown, NY and in Toronto, Canada
- Chair for The Polish Assistance
- President of The American Women’s Club of Oakville (Ontario)
- and is plays an active roll in her community, church and as a board member for several non-profits.