I am very proud of my business accomplishments but nothing fills my heart more than my philanthropic work. It truly enhances everything I do each and every day.
In the 1970’s, I was a volunteer with The Hunger Project, a global movement with a vision and commitment to end hunger by organizing the necessary learning, teaching and education. I visited and gave talks at local colleges and universities on the subject of ending world hunger and poverty. The experience gave me the first taste of how it feels to “make a difference in the world”.
When I co-founded The American Child Foundation in the 1980’s, utilizing photography as a tool to provide underprivileged children with an appreciation for, and knowledge about, the photographic arts. I realized how very important it was to start early with our greatest resource the precious children of our planet.
I initiated the Adopt-A-Library program in the 1990’s, donating a collection of books and publications to local libraries, which provided a flow of information and raised public awareness about the Community Associations Industry. This experience enriched my life and I developed my love of sharing information.