Keep America Beautiful Staff Spotlight:

Erin Slaughter


Welcome to our Staff Spotlight series, where we shine a light on the incredible individuals driving positive change at Keep America Beautiful! Today, we’re thrilled to highlight Erin Slaughter, our esteemed Development Manager, whose unwavering commitment and positivity to creating cleaner, greener, and more beautiful communities inspires us all. Dive into our Q&A session below to discover more about Erin’s journey and contributions. Join us in celebrating her remarkable work!

Q: How long have you worked for Keep America Beautiful?

A: 10 months & counting

Q: Where are you located?

A: Birmingham, Alabama

Q:  What do you do for Keep America Beautiful? 

A: As the Development Manager, I spearhead fundraising initiatives, cultivate strategic partnerships, and mobilize resources to support our mission.

Q: What is the strangest piece of litter you’ve ever collected?

A: I once found a wedding dress tangled in tree branches!

Q: If you were a tree, plant, or flower, what would you be and why?

A: I’d be a sunflower – bright, resilient, and always turning toward the light. Just like a sunflower, I strive to bring warmth and positivity wherever I go, even in the toughest of situations.

Q: When you’re not doing beautiful things, what are you doing?

A: You can usually find me searching for the best eats around town, trying out new recipes in the kitchen, or curling up with a good book with my cats and partner. I believe in living life to the fullest and finding beauty in every moment, whether big or small.

Q: What was the most rewarding/inspiring project you’ve worked on or been a part of?

A: Being deeply involved in the cleanup efforts following the Alabama tornadoes in 2011 stands as my most rewarding project. Witnessing the resilience of communities as we worked tirelessly to restore hope amidst devastation was a profoundly humbling and impactful experience.

Q: What are three words that describe how you feel about your work?

A: Passionate, Determined, Grateful

About Keep America Beautiful®:

Keep America Beautiful®, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. Established in 1953, Keep America Beautiful® strives to End Littering, Improve Recycling, and Beautify America’s Communities. We believe everyone has a right to live in a clean, green, and beautiful community, and shares a responsibility to contribute to that vision. The organization is driven by the work and passion of 700 Keep America Beautiful® affiliates, millions of volunteers, and the collaborative support of corporate partners, social and civic service organizations, academia, municipalities, elected officials, and individuals. Join us on FacebookInstagramTwitterLinkedin, and YouTubeDonate and take action at


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