This past week I attended a networking event held by the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning of Greater Orlando who had a guest speaker named Richard M. Powell. I met some great people and learned from the entrepreneur and private equity investor his life story and why he finds philanthropy so important.
He was an impressive speaker and spoke a little about a new book he has written about influential leaders who achieved extraordinary success in their fields before the age of forty-five. It was very inspiring and I look forward to bringing you an overview of the book in a post next year!
The part of his talk that had the most impact with me was actually an info-graphic (below) his assistant had found. It’s from a gentleman named Peter Singer who, now that I have done some research on him, is hopefully going to be someone that helps change people’s attitudes on helping eliminate extreme poverty. If you want to be motivated to give a little bit more this holiday season, might I suggest visiting his website The Life You Can Save and watching the clip of his interview on the Colbert Report at the bottom of his page?
Ahem, speaking of giving a little this holiday season, I’m still doing the fundraising for the pace Center For Girls (see last week’s post). So far, I’ve gotten a donation from Eileen, and PayPal promises from Lisa, Erica and Scott. Thank you! Can I count on you to spare $10?