By Laura A. Roser “I was born with a wooden spoon in my mouth,” Jennifer Lanzetti told me in a recent interview. “My parents didn’t have a lot of money, but boy did we have a lot of love.” In her teens, Jennifer was diagnosed with severe endometriosis. Over eight years and fifteen surgeries, she…

By Laura A. Roser SAY San Diego CEO Nancy Gannon Hornberger has spent her career providing support to families of struggling children and to youth directly. “Growing up, my youngest brother was a child with lots of energy and emotion and creativity, and it was very hard for his teachers to entice him into conforming…

By Laura A. Roser Early this year, I had the pleasure of interviewing a variety of business leaders. But I wasn’t interested in learning how they succeed in business. Instead, I asked them about how they find meaning, what kind of a difference they are making in the world, and what they would like their impact…

By Christopher Zacher Jamie Forbes turned a passion for giving into his life’s work. For Jamie Forbes, philanthropy is a family affair. In his work as a philanthropy advisor, he focuses on helping individuals and their families discover the joy of giving. As a Founding Partner at Forbes Legacy Advisors, Jamie works with families to…

By William Jenkins Leigh Steinberg Makes a Difference in the Lives of Players and Their Communities The National Football League is the premier professional sports league in the USA. The NFL TV ratings are still the highest among pro sports leagues, which mean the TV contracts are incredible and the player contracts are impressive. Each year…

By James E. Sullivan The Real-Life Inspirational Adventures of Michele Averill On October 17, 1989, a disaster struck California. The 6.9 magnitude Loma Prieta Earthquake killed 63 people and collapsed a section of the upper deck of the Oakland freeway. The earthquake caused millions of dollars in damages, of which the effects are still being felt…

Why Valeri Bocage Believes that Borders Do Not Confine Women By Faith Coates Valeri Bocage believes that when women work together using their natural gifts of empathy, compassion, and altruism, they will shape and change their communities and the world. She believes that borders do not confine women’s philanthropy, either locally or globally, and that…

How La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) Makes a Difference    By Amanda Kelly   For over two decades, the Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) has worked to strengthen the vision of founder and Major League Hall of Famer, Tony La Russa, to rescue animals from disadvantaged circumstances and give them a second chance at life. The…

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