Year: 2013

Introduction for Dr. Sasha Vukelja – Cancer Foundation for Life

It is not often I have the opportunity to introduce someone for whom I care as much as I do Sasha. I can think of few people who years ago were less likely to be honored here tonight than Sasha. It’s not the honor that surprises me because by the arc of her life from an early age you would know she would lead a life worth honoring. It’s not the honor but our good fortune in her being here to recei ...[Read More]

A Letter To A Friend About Philanthropy

Our conversation started me reflecting on the way we thought about our work when Fourth Partner was doing grantmaking.  There are two illustrations of that and, ironically, both are related to our work with Hispanics.  The Hispanic Business Alliance was the result of my being upset with Steve Murdock’s report to the Chamber of Commerce about Hispanic immigration. The Mayor’s COOL program came out ...[Read More]