Change Notes

Apr 08
Posted by cmurphy to Change Notes, Michelle Nunn
Friends, This story doesn't start well. Here's the headline from the Chronicle of Philanthropy: "Foundation Giving Won't Rise Much this Year."
Apr 02
Posted by cmurphy to Change Notes, generationOn, Michelle Nunn


The flyer a colleague sent me lists the facts:

  • More than 16 million children in America are at risk of hunger. That's more than 1 in 5.
  • 1 in 2 children in the City of Detroit face hunger. That's half.
Mar 27
Posted by cmurphy to Michelle Nunn, Change Notes
Friends, When I first met President George H. W. Bush, the honorary chair of Points of Light, six years ago, I was struck by three things: his deeply felt sense that a meaningful life must include service to others, his gracious humility and the fact that he ordered dessert at lunch and encouraged all present to do the same.
Mar 21
Posted by cmurphy to Change Notes, Michelle Nunn
Friends, I heard a story recently that reminded me of the often unexpected impact of volunteer service. Faye Hendrix is a sales associate at the Belk department store in Fayetteville, Ga., a main-street town south of Atlanta that is in many ways like the Georgia town where I grew up. It's a community with deep roots, where neighbors don't just know each others' names, they know their aunts' and uncles' names, too. It's a town where volunteer service isn't a "movement," it's just something you do.