Ann Arborite Kate MacEwen
Robert Snyder shares this rental home with two other men. A CA staff person is there five days a week, while part-timers cover nights and weekends. One of his roommates, a tall, thin man called R.W., shyly shows MacEwen the backyard barbecue, where he grills hamburgers.
MacEwen says her privileged upbringing gives her several advantages in her job, which involves a lot of fund-raising. Talking to professionals and going to corporate events comes naturally, she says, because "you don't forget some of the lessons at your expensive private school." At the same time, she knows how quickly you can go from prosperity to collecting food stamps.
[Originally published in June, 2010.]