Dionne Lott credits her parents for her volunteer spirit. “At an early age, I was taught that people matter, regardless of socioeconomic level, race, similarities, or differences. My goal is to always leave people happier and things better than they were before me.”
As a tireless community volunteer, Mrs. Lott lends her time and talents to many organizations. She currently serves on the Keep Longview Beautiful (KLB) executive board as first vice president and is chairman this year for the organization’s primary fundraiser, Death by Chocolate. This decadent evening, filled with chocolates, light appetizers, wine, and art will take place this Saturday evening, February 9 at the Longview Museum of Fine Arts. The evening will also offer a STAR-STUDDED Murder Mystery featuring local ‘talent,’ and you might find just that perfect Valentine’s Day gift at the silent auction!
“All proceeds will benefit the City of Longview Municipal Tree Project,” Mrs. Lott said. “This project will enrich the footprint of our community by adding new trees to Longview.”
In addition to her support of KLB, Mrs. Lott is a volunteer for Junior Achievement and Habitat for Humanity. She has served as event chair for Relay for Life and is the current event chair for Bark for Life, both which benefit the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Lott is a graduate Leadership Longview, class of 2010, and served as the education day facilitator for classes 2011 and 2012. She also participated in the United Way Loaned Executive Program.
“Volunteering is so important to me because, by doing for others, we make ourselves smaller and realize how blessed we are. We are able to appreciate our experiences and the people in our lives,” Mrs. Lott said.
Born in Okinawa, Japan, Mrs. Lott has resided in Longview for ten years. She graduated from Pampa High School in Pampa, Texas, and earned her bachelor’s degree in community health from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas. Mrs. Lott is an account manager with CenturyLink. She and her husband, Randy, have been married ten years and are the parents of daughters, Blakely, 17, Natalie, 13, Karson, 8, and son Keller, 7.
“I moved here from Dallas ten years ago and I love the feel of ‘community’ here in Longview,” Mrs. Lott said.” People care about one another and take the time to smile, wave, and really get to know their fellow East Texans.”
For more information about Keep Longview Beautiful or the upcoming Death By Chocolate fundraiser, please visit www.facebook.com/pages/Keep-Longview-Beautiful/97281739055 or call 903.212.4552.