“I have been privileged to work with Mimi Barash Coppersmith for nearly 17 years as the staff member assigned to the Renaissance Fund Board of Directors. No one will accuse Mimi of sitting quietly on the sideline when there is something to be done for a cause she believes in. She is articulate and persuasive, and more importantly she walks the talk. She gives generously of both her time and her resources and never asks another to do what she is not willing to do herself. Of the many dedicated volunteers that I work with, Mimi in particular has had a profound influence on the kind of volunteer that I strive to be when I am working with an organization. She has taught me not just to show up, but to work for the cause with heart and intention. Every organization should be blessed with a volunteer like Mimi Barash Coppersmith.”