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Zaidy Cárdenas

For Zaidy Cárdenas, who grew up in Chicago, taking the reins as the Executive Director at Maestro Cares Foundation is the perfect capstone on a life spent in service.  Having volunteered since childhood, it was her volunteer work in the Dominican Republic as a young adult that catalyzed the creation of Maestro Cares. Zaidy brings years of expertise in event management and marketing, and has earned recognition as a leader in her field, participating as a panelist at the 2016 Odyssey Media Business Retreat. She is also on the Board of Director to Orfanato Niños de Cristo.

Her favorite thing about being part of the Maestro Cares team? Seeing the direct effect that the organization has on the lives of children.

Favorite quote: Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So spread your love everywhere you go.

-Mother Teresa