Maureen (Moe) Lietz is the creator and President of Sparkle Network, a non-profit in Metro Detroit. Moe says, “Our community/network has been created to serve 3 functions: To be a community to connect people and ideas, To produce events & fundraisers, and To help others express themselves through the written word.” Sparkle Network is a non-profit community of charity, business, comedy and so much more.
Their Mission: To create awareness and a voice for charities/causes which need a louder voice by uniting charity, comedy, communities, and local businesses. “Sparkle Network stands for compassion, charity, comedy, “underdog”, local, inspired, network, connection, love, community, grateful, awareness, hard work, determined, heart, friendship, and unity,” Moe explains.
Moe has 20 years of business experience in multiple fields from fashion to automotive, along with some writing, editing, and fundraising. She has a Bachelors degree in Apparel Design and Textiles from Michigan State University, with a minor in Communications and Business. Moe’s diverse interests and education has helped broaden her considerable network and fine tune her natural ability to make a friend out of a stranger. Her background in pageants, and recently in comedy, has helped her develop excellent networking skills and poise under pressure. It is her passion for charity involvement that was the driving force behind the creation of Sparkle Network. A running joke, which is actually quite true, is Moe waves her magic wand behind the scenes and makes powerful magic happen.
Sparkle Network has 4 awards that they give in the following areas:
LOVE (Cherish): 2014 recipient: Century Club of Ambassadors
BELIEVE (Luck): 2014 recipient: Robbin Nickerson
SPARKLE (inspire): 2014 recipient: Rachel Scheich
TEAL HEART (person who shows what a survivor can do & become)
You can reach Moe at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow her on Facebook.