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A Conversation with Maria Silvestri

A Conversation with Maria Silvestri

As a self-described “cultural activist,” Maria says that her challenge, and the mission of the John & Helen Timo Foundation, is to promote and support Carpatho-Rusyn culture as a living, vibrant, and evolving entity.

A Conversation with Cindy Lee

A Conversation with Cindy Lee

Cindy has dedicated her foundation—and her life’s work—to saving animals and ending animal cruelty. Although she’s a resident of Colorado, her foundation is active across the country. Whether she’s saving wild mustangs in Nevada or shelter dogs in Connecticut, she tackles ambitious goals with unflagging generosity and energy.

A Conversation with Paula Golden

A Conversation with Paula Golden

Broadcom Foundation takes an innovative approach, supporting both graduate-level research and middle school engagement through its signature program, Broadcom MASTERS® (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering as Rising Stars), the premier international middle school science and engineering fair competition.

A Conversation with Richard Abrons

A Conversation with Richard Abrons

In a recent Huffington Post blog, playwright Richard Abrons, president of The Louis and Anne Abrons Foundation, echoed the sentiment of an unnamed philanthropist saying, “I would rather reduce pain than spread joy.” It’s the kind of statement you would expect to hear from a pragmatist, someone who is extremely rational about his own capacity to affect change, yet persistent in the pursuit of giving. That’s Richard.

A Conversation with Carrie Morgridge

A Conversation with Carrie Morgridge

It isn’t easy to get Carrie Morgridge on the phone for more than a few minutes at a time because the Denver-based philanthropist is rarely in one place for very long. Carrie and her husband John recently biked from Canada to Mexico in 46 days, a life-altering journey they documented in a new book, The Spirit of the Trail (available through Amazon). But compared to the miles she logs in pursuit of her philanthropy, that 2,774 mile-long bike ride seems like a brief pedal around the block.

A Conversation with Jay Sandak

A Conversation with Jay Sandak

It sits quietly in the recesses of the philanthropist’s psyche. That voice. Always there. Questioning. Sometimes doubting. Occasionally the voice gains resonance; often just before a large grant is made. That voice which shouts with contemplative doggedness: “Am I making a difference?”

A Conversation with Diana Barrett

A Conversation with Diana Barrett

Most private foundation donors restrict their support to one or perhaps a few select causes that engage their passion. Not Diana Barrett. As President and Founder of The Fledgling Fund, Diana tackles a broad swath of challenges by inspiring social action through storytelling.