SUCCESS: 3 INSIGHTS FROM A FIRST-GENERATION COLLEGE GRAD

Gadwin Stewart, a Johnson Scholarship recipient from Palm Beach County, graduated from Washington and Jefferson College in Pennsylvania. He was the first in his family to do so. Being a first-generation college student comes with its many challenges, as indicated by Leslie Pendleton in a recent blog on the University of Florida Opportunity Scholars Program. Overcoming various obstacles, Gadwin thrived in college and graduated with … Continue reading SUCCESS: 3 INSIGHTS FROM A FIRST-GENERATION COLLEGE GRAD

Democracy in Action: 3 Indicators that Philanthropy will Generate Social Change

I recently had the privilege of hearing Karl Zinsmeister speak at the CEO dinner at the annual Florida Philanthropic Network summit. Karl Zinsmeister oversees all magazine, book and website publishing at The Philanthropy Roundtable. He has authored 12 books, including What Comes Next? How private givers can rescue America in an era of political frustration, which was the theme of his talk. Zinsmeister’s thesis is … Continue reading Democracy in Action: 3 Indicators that Philanthropy will Generate Social Change

3 WAYS TO TURN FAILURE INTO SUCCESS

For the third year in a row, the Florida Philanthropic Network hosted its annual “Fail Fest,” a time when funders are given the platform to share and celebrate specific instances of failure. Some shared small failures and others leaned into the opportunity for vulnerability and shared oversights that cost them over $2 million. As funders, grantees and human beings, failure is never a fun topic. … Continue reading 3 WAYS TO TURN FAILURE INTO SUCCESS