The Erin Kimball Foundation is thrilled to announce Dorothy Engelman has accepted the position of Executive Director.
Dorothy Engelman has been involved in various community organizations and causes since arriving in St. George in 2009. She is a member of the Three Corners Women’s Giving Circle, American Association of University Women and serves on the boards of the Downtown Farmers Market and Red Rock Center for Independence. She served as Chair of the Washington County Democratic Party and ran for Utah House of Representatives in 2014. Dorothy and her husband, Gary, spent seven years living aboard a motorsailer on the Pacific coast before locating in St. George.
She enjoyed teaching high school for 22 years and spent most of that time teaching science in alternative public schools. Her involvement in life-long learning fuels the enthusiasm she has for this new position as does her passion to assist those in need in our community.
Dorothy will continue to promote the mission of the Foundation to save lives and end the inter-generational cycle of domestic violence and abuse ,and work to expand the capacity of the organization. Although Erin Kimball provided 16,579 nights of supportive housing for 86 women and children in 2013, and support services only for another 38, the organization had to turn away 109 individuals fleeing violence. Mrs. Engelman brings her expertise and community involvement to the Foundation at a time when federal funding has been drastically cut and connecting community members to local families in need is critical for the health and vitality of this community.