June 2, 2022

Traditions, Trust, and Transformation

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If there’s one thing the pandemic has taught us, it’s that the patterns of our lives—the reliable and newly familiar—are constantly in flux. Since January, I have fou…

May 1, 2022

Magic Revealed

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Magicians like to keep their secrets just that – secret. It keeps the audience curious and awaiting the next trick. But this also keeps that mastery among a select few and puts their cra…

April 1, 2022

Generosity, Love, and Opportunity

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It was 10 years ago I first wrote to you about the Giving Challenge. Over the course of eight online giving events, $59 million in gifts have been made in unrestricted funding for hundreds of…

March 1, 2022

Matching Passions with Possibilities

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Next week, there is an exciting matchmaking of arts professionals and cultural organizations taking place that while small, is a huge opportunity for our community. Some 35 college students pu…

February 1, 2022

A Family Story, One Decade in the Making

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Think of how much our families evolve in 10 years. A seven-year-old will move from second-grade spelling tests to walking down the hallways of their dream university. At the same time, their p…

December 30, 2021

Casting Wide the Safety Nets of Shelter and Stability

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage Spotlight Item, Story of Impact - Featured,

Being home for the holidays is a gift that I hope many of you had this last week along with time with those you hold closest to your heart. It sounds simple, but this gift of unhurried, qualit…

December 2, 2021

A Generous Mindset and Courageous Leadership Warm All Hearts

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While I’ve traveled across Florida and the southeast this last year and half, it’s been a while since I had the chance to gather with leaders from other philanthropic institutions.…

November 1, 2021

A Commitment to Our Community, No Matter the Crisis

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If 2020 was summed up by how we respond and recover in the face of crisis, then 2021 is defined by how we continue to reimagine the opportunities as we adapt following a very trying time. We&…

October 4, 2021

Beyond Surviving: How We Flourish

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage Spotlight Item,

During the 11 years I worked at Hallmark Cards, I often found myself at the intersection of incredibly creative thinkers and astute conventional professionals. The constant tug and pull betwee…