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Leadership | Philanthropy

When it comes to altruism, you don’t usually think about the benefits you may reap.  Charitable gifts are made of the purpose of helping others, but there is science to prove that being a giving a person can be good for your health. Research has proven that being charitable is, in fact, good for all parties. These observations apply to more than just making donations; acts of goodwill can bring benefits across many contexts. Volunteering is an excellent alternative to donating physical or monetary goods. The contribution of your time and skills is often just as valuable as any financial ...


The sacrifices made by generations of veterans are innumerable. Certainly any attempt to repay their dedication to our country would fall short. We may never be able to repay their patriotism, but in the meantime, we should do our best to provide what we can for our country’s fighters. The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is one of the many groups making an effort to serve our veterans, especially those who have suffered physical or mental trauma. As of January, the Wounded Warriors project provides a variety of programs, services and events to 84,595 warriors. John Melia founded the ...

January 6, 2016

Feeding America

Across our nation there are all kinds of people experiencing hunger and uncertainty about the possibility of another meal. Feeding America is a vital resource to these people and their families. Annually, the nonprofit feeds more than 46 million people through their network of food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other community-focused organizations spread throughout the country. They are our country’s leader in the fight against hunger. After founding St. Mary’s Food Bank in Phoenix, Arizona, John van Hengel began a larger scale project. With a $50,000 federal grant, ven Hegel ...