Born shortly after the First Wave of the Feminist Movement (1848-1920) Charlotte Lunsford Berry was taught from an early age that volunteerism is essential to the well-being of an entire community. Getting out into our communities connects us- however, we all know this is not the only way to give back. Still, for much of her young adult life, Charlotte was an avid volunteer and was not asked to contribute financially as a part of giving back to her community. As she spent time volunteering, she came to a profound realization about the women she worked alongside. “I could see we needed more volunteers,” said Charlotte Berry,“ and I could imagine a woman at a young age starting something like that and getting involved and making it happen and being successful.” Berry decided to be that woman. A woman who would show other women positions of leadership.