Interview: Philanthropist and Business Leader Vic Seested III

Vic SeestedTell us more about your family’s legacy supporting the Hearts and Homes for Youth organization in Maryland? My grandmother, Avis Birely, was the first woman President of the Montgomery County Council and instrumental in securing the grant that started the organization in the 1960s. The home acts as a state-sanctioned halfway home for troubled young men providing licensed therapy, twenty-four hour staff representatives and access to Montgomery county schools. My parents continued that legacy and now my sister and I play a large role in keeping it alive. My children assist in volunteering for the organization and will carry the torch into their adulthood. I want to honor my grandmother’s memory and teach my children to support their community. We can’t change the world but I can make an impact in the individual lives of these children living in my own community.
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