Giving Circles Feature: The Beehive Collective

While not a new concept, giving circles have become an increasingly popular and important form of philanthropy, allowing a group of individuals to combine resources to have a larger funding impact on an organization or issue area. We believe in the power of collective giving to make great change, and … Continued

Family Legacy Meets Social Justice

Rebecca Balter’s story begins long before she was even born. Balter comes from a long line of entrepreneurs; her family built a successful bank in Dresden, Germany at the turn of the 20th century. In fact, the family believed so much in building a legacy for their employees, that it … Continued

A Life of Service: There is No Other Way

As Vice President of Operations at Methodist Home for Children, Ken Perry says that he has always had a passion for philanthropy. The human service agency that he has grown to become a pillar of provides safe, stable homes where at-risk children can thrive and ultimately succeed. The organization builds … Continued

Heart Surgery and Hammers

Cécile Noël would rather comfort a ten-year old Nicaraguan boy with a hole in his heart than attend a board meeting. “When he came at the beginning of the week, the boy had a cough and a runny nose so he couldn’t be evaluated for treatment because you can’t intubate … Continued

A Part of His Character

College is not a reality that many living in poverty consider “a given” or a definite part of their future. Ridden with financial burdens, the everyday struggle to secure shelter and food are the constant priority. In fact, only 47 percent of low-income students enroll in college, according to the … Continued

Ron Strom: Passionate Philanthropist

The following is an interview with Ron Strom (R), Foundation fundholder, conducted by Meg Buckingham (M), senior marketing & communications officer for the Foundation. M: Ron, tell me a little about your passion, and how you connect it to your philanthropy. R: My personal passions involve connecting with the environment … Continued

A Different Way to Give: NGAAP

The following is an interview with Michelle (MSM) Serrano-Mills & Linsey (LM) Mills, Foundation fundholders with NGAAP, conducted by Meg Buckingham (M), senior marketing & communications officer for the Foundation. M: Michelle and Linsey, can you tell me a little more about NGAAP, and why you choose to do your … Continued