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Enabling Philanthropy

One Saturday last June I asked a class of graduate students what their experiences were with ‘fundraising’, professionally or personally. It was quite a revelation to see their reactions. These were students who all hold down full-time jobs as middle school, high school, community college, or university administrators or teachers, yet almost without exception their […]

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The More Things Change…

Originally published May 26, 2010. A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit Fullerton College to meet with the college’s foundation leadership and also attend the college’s athletic hall of fame event. It was another opportunity to learn about the great work being done at colleges throughout the system, and a chance […]

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NuView Bridge is an Inspiring Example of Determination Trumping Adversity

Adapted from an article originally published September 23, 2008. Every now and then, I’m lucky enough to get to see the impact of philanthropy firsthand, and to be reminded of exactly why we do what we do and how we impact those we serve. In June 2008 I had the good fortune to be the […]

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The Impact of A Champion

Originally published January 17, 2009 This seems to be a season of loss. We face daily headlines about the loss of jobs, the plummeting economy, major retail chains going under, financial institutions in crisis, housing values declining. It’s hard to look at the newspaper without feeling some sense of loss. Sometimes that loss takes on […]

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