Listen to this podcast that I produced with a great team at the Foundation Center. It’s the first of four in our new GrantCraft series:
Shaping the Future of Philanthropy: Voices from Next Gen Donors
In this month-long series, we explore the values, motivations, and stories of the up-and-coming generation of philanthropists. This series complements research conducted by 21/64 and the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University released earlier this year and our related GrantCraft analysis. Episodes will be released the next three Wednesdays, so check back to the GrantCraft website.
I also wrote a related blog post about how I connect personally with this episode and topic.
I’m very excited to announce that I will be the keynote speaker at
Step back into your 8-21 year old selves (probably a few different versions, I know!). What might resonate well with you on topics of VALUES, RECOGNIZING NEED, GIVING, and UNLEASHING YOUR POTENTIAL? Don’t be shy; I want to hear from you!
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts, mindsets, and ideas!
We learned about dignity and decency – that how hard you work matters more than how much you make…that helping others means more than just getting ahead yourself.
We learned about honesty and integrity – that the truth matters…that you don’t take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules…and success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square.
We learned about gratitude and humility – that so many people had a hand in our success, from the teachers who inspired us to the janitors who kept our school clean…and we were taught to value everyone’s contribution and treat everyone with respect.
Those are the values Barack and I – and so many of you – are trying to pass on to our own children.
That’s who we are.
The first step to remembering these values is registering to vote. DO IT TODAY.
I will hold on strongly to my values, while still recognizing and respecting others’ values. Even when there is conflict between the two, there is a way to do both; though that solution may not be easy to find, I will willingly accept that challenge.
My newest mantra. Thanks, family dinner, for letting my thought process lead me here.