Dr. Virginia “Ginny” Gilmore has been a friend, colleague, and inspiration to TMCA for over 15 years. She is a speaker, educator, spiritual guide, and co-facilitator of the Virtual Servant Leadership Learning Community® co-founded by TMCA and the Sophia Foundation.
Ginny’s focus now is “eldering” and offering her wisdom from many years of servant leadership service to others through writing, coaching, and community involvement. Ginny and Duane are currently working on a new book that will focus on Thriving in the Midst of Change – Spiritual Transformations in Our Lives.
Ginny served in executive leadership for 17 years at Kaytee Products, Inc. In 1997, she co-founded the Center for Spirituality and Leadership at Marian University in Fond du Lac, WI. In 2002, she founded Sophia Foundation, Inc., whose vision is “creating caring community.” The foundation invites community collaboration through the practice of servant leadership principles. It has awarded grants of over $400,000USD to elicit courageous action for creative, systemic change that enhances the humanity of local and global communities. In 2009, Marian University honored Virginia with a Doctor of Humane Letters degree.