The Next Wave of Giving By Laura A. Roser  “Every donor can make a difference. But every generation needs a group of people willing to envision a sea change. And when they step up with the courage to see into the future and picture something better for their children and neighbors—their impact touches everyone.” For…

By Laura A. Roser  “When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.” —Ernest Hemingway, American journalist, novelist, and short-story writer Are you thinking about interviewing your loved ones to capture their stories? The first step is getting them to open up. You would think this would be easy, but it can prove to be…

By Laura A. Roser Like many, Paulette Pantoja was a child of divorce. She’d spend hours watching TV with her sister, while her single mother was away at work. “It was an escape,” she says. “A way for my sister and me to laugh together and be with each other.” That love of entertainment has…

By Greg Doepke You have come to that point in your life when you realize that giving to others or to a cause greater than yourself is becoming more important and meaningful to you. You realize that your giving will bring meaning and purpose to your life, and it will make you happier. And you…

By Flora Morris Brown, PhD On the surface it seems writing your life story should be easy. After all, you’re the main character and all the experiences that make up your story are filed in your memory. And yet, most of us struggle with where and how to start. There are many reasons for that,…

By Chris Palmer When my wife, Gail, and I decided to start a family, I knew nothing about raising children. I was, however, aware that they could be demanding and stress-inducing. As the youngest of four boys, I had experienced a rather stressful childhood myself. More than anything, I was terrified of failing. I wanted…

By Laurie Sorensen What if we viewed time as something to invest rather than something to spend? This thought is at the heart of the Sorensen family’s view of legacy. The family not only views their own lives as being a precious trust they get to steward but also encourages others to live their lives…

By Matthew Rosenblatt The Toronto Light Festival offers a visual journey and a playful adventure throughout the walking streets of Toronto’s Distillery District. During the cold, dark days of winter, The Toronto Light Festival offers visitors a reason to bundle up, get outside, and celebrate the season, creativity, and life in the big city. The…

By Gloria Bares, Author of A Bionic Woman, her book of memoirs On many Saturday mornings I sit with my grandmother, Mimi, on the porch outside her flat in Los Angeles, California, enjoying our favorite breakfast: fresh raspberries I call “garnets” dolloped with whipped cream and just a little cereal on top.   This is…

By Brad Gornto, Esq., LL.M Those who give to charity on a recurring annual basis are, simply put, a very special group of people. For them, giving $5,000, $10,000, $20,000 or more on an annual basis is just an extension of who they are as a human being. Giving on a recurring basis is part…

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