Jess Mann, A Recipient Of The 2018 Arbor Award!
When you volunteer, you put a lot of time, energy and expertise into the work you’re doing, and often, volunteers are seen to be selfless. But, volunteering is actually one of the most powerful acts of self-love you can do as it has been shown to reduce stress, fight depression, and help you live longer. All of which are beneficial traits that simply add on to the joy you feel when you are compassionate and help someone or an organization in need.
Recently, the COO of Mantralogix, Jess Mann, was recognized for her volunteer contributions to her alma mater, The University of Toronto as she was recognized with the 2018 Arbor Award – U of T’s highest volunteer award!
The Arbor Award is an amazing award, and everyone at Mantralogix is proud of this accomplishment as Jess, and other award recipients were noted by President Meric Gertler to have used their dedication, wisdom, and enthusiasm to touch the lives of countless members of U of T’s community. The award is presented to volunteers who represent the best attributes of the University’s motto; “Velut Arbor Aevo”, or “May it grow as a tree through the ages”. Focusing on the work that individuals have done at the roots to help branches grow. Or in this case, helping those within the U of T community grow, so they can truly meet global challenges and prepare to be global citizens.
Over the years, Jess has volunteered in a variety of different ways by mentoring, aiding in career planning, and guest speaking on topics from Financial Literacy for Women to advice on job searching. In fact, in 2005 Jess initiated a new scholarship that was named after her late brother, for a truly deserving U of T student, and each year has been contributing funds to grow this award.
Jess’ desire to give back and help others has gone hand-in-hand with Mantralogix’s as the technology consulting organization has donated more than $25,000 over the last 20 years to dozens of local and international causes that team members are actively involved in.