On March 5, Kelly Rubash ‘09 finished as the Second Runner-Up in the sixth annual Tampa Bay Woman of the Year fundraising event by the Westchase Foundation in Hillsborough County. The competition lasted over nine weeks during which 13 candidates raised funds for families in need, totaling a little over $100,000 during that span.
“It was an amazing experience and something I am very proud of,” said Rubash, who recently received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Marketing Management from Webber International University. “To see the joy on the faces of the children who attended, especially the ones I personally worked with over the past few months, is an incredible feeling. You realize how much of a difference you can make in someone’s life and it gives you perspective and a purpose.”
Since graduating from Farragut, Rubash has been involved in several high profile events during her competitive endeavors as a collegiate golfer at Webber. In addition, she has overseen many projects for companies like Colorado Boxed Beef, Genius Central, and YourMembership, where she currently works as Marketing Specialist & Event Coordinator.
Rubash, though, is most proud of her efforts with charitable organizations, something she began doing early on while at Farragut.
“Farragut gave me the necessary foundation where I felt confident to participate in many different things in my life,” said Rubash, who was a volunteer with The First Tee of St. Petersburg organization while at Farragut. “That’s one of the best components of Farragut. It’s instilled in you to become a multi-tasker. You learn to take on skills through multiple channels. You work hard to be the best you can be in a variety of endeavors. Farragut also taught me how to effectively balance the different responsibilities in life.”