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Noun | phi·lan·thro·py | \fə-ˈlan-thrə-pē\
Definitions for philanthropy:
1. Goodwill to fellow members of the human race
2. Desire and active effort to help other people
3. Something done or given to help people in need
4. An organization giving or supported by charitable gifts
Our favorite definition of philanthropy is …
Love of humankind in the form of time, talent and treasure.
I became interested in philanthropy and projects that could help make a positive difference in my community and the lives of others when I was eight years old. It started one day in the third grade when I was asked to write my weekly essay about what I wanted to do when I grew up.
You can read more about my unfolding journey as a social justice philanthropist in the slides below.
How It All Started: My 3rd Grade Essay
Doing My Part to Help Save My Teacher’s Job
Some Rockstars Change the World
One Son. One Mom. One Year.
Countless Kindness Acts.
doing community service projects and spontaneous acts of kindness.
My StoryCorp Interview
Why Spend a Year Focused on Kindness?
Overcoming My Fears & Finding My Way
The Water.org Project. It just feels good when we do good.
Day of Service, in honor of Nelson Mandela
Help for a Mom & Daughter Project
because caring is cool
Day of Kindness Event
Ronan Boys & Girls Club
Volunteer Day at
New Orleans City Park
Day of Service
Fundraising & Collection
Campaign for Portland’s Homeless