Highlands Circle Spotlight: Anthony Mitchell

Anthony Mitchell is Department Manager at Insurance Service of Asheville. He's also a member of Highlands Circle, a network of passionate young professionals looking to change the odds for families and Buncombe County communities through positive, lasting change. We get to know him a little better in this month's HC Spotlight.

Ben Fitzpatrick AshevilleWhat is the last movie you watched? Biloxi Blues

What is the last song you listened to? “The Distance” by Cake

What is your biggest accomplishment? Speaking at my college graduation.

If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be? Those who seem to have the least in one respect have the most to give in another; take the time to really get to know other people and then be good to them.

Why do you LIVE UNITED? Over the years, I have donated my time to various organizations in the hopes of improving the lives of others not only because it is the right thing to do but because it feels good. To LIVE UNITED is different. To me, it means investing in the people in the community I call home. When I LIVE UNITED, it provides balance to my life as I am constantly reminded that—as challenging as my days appear to be—many others have greater needs.

Why did you get involved with Highlands Circle? When introduced to the group, I saw a wonderful opportunity to partner up with other young professionals in the context of improving my community in a grander scale than I could on my own. While getting involved in Highland Circle is important, staying involved is where the magic happens. It did not take long for me to realize that Highlands Circle is very unique in that this group represents the next wave of philanthropic and civic leadership in Asheville. We as a group have an opportunity to shape the social health of our community for many years to come, which gets me excited about staying involved.

What is your favorite quote or motto? "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." — Mark Twain

Each month, we shine a spotlight on a member of Highlands Circle, a group for leaders in their 20s and 30s. If you are interested in being highlighted, please contact Kristina.Dionne@UnitedWayABC.org or call (828) 239-1049.

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