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GEO Report: Making Meaningful Change

After Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) facilitated trainings and group sessions where foundation leaders could learn from each other about how to achieve real change in their organizations, I interviewed some of the participants to find out how the work had affected them and their foundations. The result was this publication: GEO Making Meaningful Change

Spring 2017 Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Legacy Newsletter

For this issue of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Legacy newsletter, I interviewed and wrote about A three-year-old girl who underwent six heart surgeries including a heart transplant, and the NMCRS visiting nurse who helped her family through it all A retired sailor who participated in the Society’s Budget for Baby class while his wife… more »

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Newsletter Fall 2015

For the fall 2015 issue of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Newsletter I interviewed combat-injured veteran turned visual artist and poet Joe Merritt. A single dad of two boys, one of whom is on the autism spectrum, Joe battled PTSD and recovered from a suicide attempt with the help of NMCRS visiting nurse Ann Dalter. Now Joe… more »

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Legacy Newsletter Spring 2015

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Legacy Newsletter Spring 2015 For this issue of the NMCRS newsletter, I interviewed a family who received matching funds after fundraising on their own in order to get a service dog to assist their young daughter and her mother who have diabetes, a family who received emergency travel assistance so a young… more »

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Legacy Newsletter Summer 2015

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Legacy Newsletter Summer 2015 For this issue of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society’s signature publication, I interviewed a petty officer who navigated serious unexpected health issues with the help of an NMCRS visiting nurse, a young sailor who raised money for the Society’s Active Duty Fund Drive by making burritos and barbecue,… more »

An American Evolution: American University Annual Report 2013-2014

An American Evolution: American University Annual Report 2013-2014 I worked with American University’s publications department to write and edit the school’s annual report, highlighting outstanding achievements by students, alumni, and professors; renovation and expansion of the campus; and the university’s ongoing transformation into a world-class center for higher education.

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Legacy Newsletter Summer 2014

Navy-Marines Corps Relief Society Legacy Newsletter Summer 2014 For this issue of the NMCRS newsletter, I interviewed staff members and volunteers from NMCRS thrift shops all over the world to write about the variety of ways that thrift shops help servicemembers and their families, including helping families rebuild after disasters, enabling young Marines and Sailors… more »

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Legacy Newsletter Spring 2014

For this issue of “Legacy,” I interviewed a Marine who served in Iraq and came home with a traumatic brain injury, a NMCRS staff person who helped assemble a uniform from NMCRS thrift shops for a retired Sailor who requested it for burial, and a retired Marine who taught JROTC and budget for baby classes after serving his country for 20 years.

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