By Matt Szabo
(October 22, 2022)
Newport Beach resident Sophia Gazzaniga was a shy girl growing up in the National Charity League since she became a member of its junior program while in kindergarten. She also felt like a bit of an outsider, as the only one in her Newport chapter who went to St. Margaret’s Episcopal School. Most of her peers in the chapter attend Corona del Mar or Mater Dei high schools, she said.
“I had so much trouble making friends,” she said. “I didn’t really like to socialize, and I was kind of outcast.”
In applying for the National Charity League’s National Ticktocker Advisory Council, though, she wrote about how she’s been in leadership positions in the mother-daughter nonprofit organization over the years. That has helped her gain confidence.