Sheri (Nelson) Sutton

Sutton has a big job serving as director of communications for the Wisconsin Farm Bureau. But she also puts her passion into WaterDrops of Hope, a nonprofit she founded to increase access to clean water in Africa. The organization sells reusable water bottles and uses proceeds to build wells where people struggle to find water for drinking and washing. “I wanted to provide a way for people here to feel like they are part of a movement to help people halfway across the world,” she says. Sutton credits her LSC program for giving her the necessary website, PR and marketing skills to start her own nonprofit.