Philanthropic Friday – Philanthropic Moms Honor Roll
Oh the irony…here is one of the most quality people I know, generous and genuine without bounds, sensitive to the highest degree and committed to the core, that’s right – this one is a gem… a priceless (and pretty) one called SELFISH MOM. Try not and let the snark and sass fool you – my beloved friend Amy is about as quality as they come. And I could not be more grateful for having her in the inner-circle of my world. Her POV keeps me laughing and her super-ethic keeps me charged. I can’t really imagine up a better partner for keeping Gotham City free of crime and celebrating the good guys (though the image below is Amy undercover). Meet the super hero Mama that keeps us all on the up and up:
What makes you a Philanthropic Mom?
Since I have a voice online I try to use it occasionally for good – it can’t all be about me.
What is an early or stand-out memory of community service, philanthropic commitment or another way in which you felt strongly connected to an issue in the bigger world?
Every year when I was in elementary school my friends and I would do a 20-mile March of Dimes walk-a-thon. We were probably more interested in the attention than in raising money, but we did raise money, and it felt good.
Who was your biggest philanthropic influence?
At this point it has to be Julia Beck – I’m constantly amazed by how much she does for others!
What about being a Philanthropic Mom makes you most proud?
I like that I’m setting a good example for my kids, and also giving others a way to contribute if they don’t have a lot of money to give – they can bake cookies, or write a post, or do something else to help if they can’t write the check themselves.
What is the legacy of change you want to leave behind?
That if everyone did a little, the burden wouldn’t fall on the few.
What would your kids say about all of this?
They’d say I wasn’t being very selfish, and that I should change the name of my blog.