Posts tagged Role Models
We all know about the horrible bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15th, but what you may not know about is a charity that was set up called The One Fund Boston.
A day after the bombings, two influential people in the Boston community, Deval Patrick and Mayor Tom Menino announced the charity being formed to raise money for the families affected by the attacks.
Just a week later, the campaign raised an amazing $20 million dollars. $6.3 million was raised by individuals locally and nationally who wanted to help. While $14.8 million was raised from corporate donations. More >
As you all know, I blogged about how Warren Buffett and Bill Gates created “The Giving Pledge” – which is a commitment by billionaires to give half their wealth away to a mega charity. Of course they used themselves as examples.
They then went around the country talking to some of the richest people about joining this philanthropic effort.
Now 12 new people from overseas have joined up, including Richard Branson, owner of the Virgin Group. Others come from Australia, Germany, India, Malaysia, Russia, South Africa, the Ukraine and 5 more from the United Kingdom.
Richard Branson wrote in More >
Basil, it is interesting that you blogged about creating gardens for Earth Day because I just read a story about a 13 year old girl who is working to feed the hungry.
Katie Stagliano, at 9 years old, planted a tiny cabbage seedling that grew into a 40 pound cabbage. When she donated it to a local soup kitchen she was amazed that it could feed 275 people.
This act created an image for her of feeding a whole nation. So she created a goal to “wipe out Hunger in America.”
In 2009, Katie won the “Launch my Dream” More >
Hi guys, I’m happy to find you blogging here again. I was just thinking this past weekend, when I was flipping between the different sports on TV, that I wanted to share the accomplishments of Jimmie Johnson.
Daisy, you had blogged about Milton Hershey as being an inspiration in business and what he did to help kids. Jimmie Johnson is similar in all that he has done while car racing and also through the charitable foundation that he started in 2006.
At the age of 37, Jimmie Johnson has 5 Sprint Car Championships, all won in a row. He More >