Have Faith (and Keep Going)

Whenever I am tempted to feel blue or pessimistic about the Johnson Scholarship Foundation’s effectiveness all I have to do is listen to our peers, which I had the opportunity to do at The Center of Effective Philanthropy (CEP) Biannual Conference in Boston. During a plenary session CEP reported that 67% of Foundation CEOs feel that Foundations are capable of making a significant difference but … Continue reading Have Faith (and Keep Going)

The 5 R’s of Native Culture & Why they Matter to Business

This past month I have had the honor of visiting several college campuses where the Johnson Scholarship Foundation supports Indigenous scholars in their pursuit of careers in business and entrepreneurship. During these visits, I met some of the best and brightest future leaders of Indian Country. The next generation of American Indian business leaders will have to be better educated, more fluent in their traditions, … Continue reading The 5 R’s of Native Culture & Why they Matter to Business

First Generation College Graduate: Why I Give Back

“If others can do it, you can too” – those words were continuously uttered by my father while I was growing up. With that foundation, I never doubted whether I could do anything – the most pressing thought was how. The key to turning that statement into a reality and creating a better life was simply to obtain an education. I was taught that an … Continue reading First Generation College Graduate: Why I Give Back