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Tallie Williams '17

January 4, 2019

Tallie Williams '17 was featured in the 1.4.19 issue of Ladue News in an article titled "V(I)Ps," spotlighting young St. Louisans for community service work done in the lead-up to the Veiled Prophet Ball as well as during their own free time: "For Betty 'Tallie' Tarlton Williams, volunteering has been a way to spend her free time making the lives of others better. Currently a student at the University of Richmond pursuing an English major with minors in French and communications, she counts her high school years as the time where she really discovered her philanthropic passions. While at John Burroughs School, she volunteered at the Animal Protective Association of Missouri, making weekly visits to clean the beds, do laundry and spend time with the animals. But it was her time spent volunteering at Barbara C. Jordan Elementary School that really impacted her. 'That was my first time volunteering with kids and where I learned that working with them is my favorite way to give back,' she says. She expanded on this work during her service project at the St. Louis Crisis Nursery, where she was able to spend time with the children who came in, offer them support and listen to them. 'I feel like time is especially something that is so easy to give, and it can make such a big impact on other people’s lives,' she says. 'Being able to put a smile on someone else’s face makes me happy, too.' As a board member of the Williams Family Foundation, she is able to give to causes close to her heart, such as therapeutic horse-riding programs. Williams has continued her service work in Richmond as a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, where she mentors and spends time with children from a local learning center. She also stays busy as the apparel chair for Kappa Alpha Theta and serves as the editor-in-chief for Richmond’s chapter of Spoon University, an online media community geared toward the foodies of the future." View the article in its entirety here.