Adventure Philanthropists (29)

Photographer Catherine Karnow – Giving U™

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Catherine_Karnow

Catherine_KarnowCatherine is a new friend of mine who likes to eat crab as much as I do. She is also a renowned photographer whose work has appeared in National Geographic, Smithsonian magazine, Conde Nast, among others.

As Catherine travels around …

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Joni, hairstylist, donor -*Video* – Giving U™

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

jonibackI like Joni. She’s from Hawaii and when I get my haircut we get to “talk story.” She’s about my only connection (besides my love of Spam), that I have to the islands these days.

A few months ago, I …

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Tom, Outlaw Biker and Tow Truck Driver – Giving U™

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Tom_2One thing I love about having the web site is that it’s an easy way for me to talk to new people.

(Not that I ever really have trouble talking to strangers – actually, maybe that’s the problem…)

For instance, …

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Farhana Huq, C.E.O. Women Founder – Giving U™

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

CEO_FarhanaFarhana and I met through Jane actually, when I was working for Ashoka and was asked to “mentor” Farhana for a year.  (This post is a bit incestuous in terms of my clientele, but whatever, that’s how I meet people.) …

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Jeannette, Generations of Hope Resident – Giving U™

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Hope Meadow kidsI met Jeanette about a year ago when I was interviewing the residents living at Hope Meadows, an intergenerational community run by my client: Generations of Hope.

At Hope Meadows, families adopt children from the foster care system and …

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Jane Leu, Upwardly Global Founder – Giving U™

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Jane & Murphy

Jane & Murphy

I met Jane about 5 years ago when she hired me to help with Upwardly Global’s national expansion plan. We only worked together a few months, before I took a corporate job and moved back to San …

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Atuki Turner, founder of Mifumi – Giving U™

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

Atuki and I in Uganda

Atuki is the founder of an organization called Mifumi. She is one amazing woman, who is not just challenging, but actually changing, the landscape for women and girls in Uganda.

Mifumi’s mission is to support the needs of and protect …

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Roger Federer, demi-God Tennis Player – Giving U™

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

I’m a HUGE tennis fan and a die-hard Roger fanatic. Seriously, the best tennis player ever, incredibly gracious winning or losing, dedicated to his girlfriend (or appears to be on TV), and runs a foundation helping children around the world.…

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Ethan from Survivor – Giving U™

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

I don’t know him but my friend Sam does. Apparently she (Sam is a girl) and her boyfriend at the time were talking with Ethan about what he was going to do with his life. He had finally decided: He …

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