Written by Patty Rasmussen Wednesday, January 11 2012In August 2008, Danielle Gletow became a mother for the second time and a fairy godmother for the first. While on maternity leave, she launched One Simple Wish – a New Jersey-based non-profit that allows individuals to fulfill the specific wishes of children in foster care. Working with community partners, One Simple Wish has fulfilled more than 2,100 wishes in the last two years – wishes for everything from a new pair of sneakers to help finding a career.
Written by Corinne Garcia Wednesday, December 21 2011After more than 30 years of working with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the past 16 as president and CEO, Roxanne Spillett is retiring. She helped to create an additional 2,000 clubs and grew the organization’s assets from $750,000 to $1.4 billion during her tenure.
Written by Stephanie Proft Friday, November 25 2011
In 2008, Francine LeFrak founded Same Sky, a jewelry company that employs women in Rwanda and Zambia to craft beaded bracelets and necklaces. Thirty percent of net profits go directly to the artisans.
Written by Shena Vagliano Friday, November 11 2011Diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder late in life, Shena Vagliano didn’t embrace her learning disability until she joined a nonprofit organization that pairs kids with learning disabilities and ADHD with similarly labeled college student mentors to build their self-esteem and more.
Written by Patty Rasmussen Thursday, August 04 2011
Sylvia Allen’s passion for business and her penchant for turning lemons into lemonade are exceeded only by her passion for the children at Mbiriizi Primary School in Uganda, Africa