Posts Tagged: philanthropists

Isn’t Everyone Supposed to Be?

“There’s no chivalry in culture any more. Sometimes you meet someone who everyone says is polite and you’re like, “Wow!”, but then it’s like, “Hang on, isn’t everyone supposed to be polite?”” ~ will.i.am a.k.a William James Adams, Founder of

Isn’t Everyone Supposed to Be?

“There’s no chivalry in culture any more. Sometimes you meet someone who everyone says is polite and you’re like, “Wow!”, but then it’s like, “Hang on, isn’t everyone supposed to be polite?”” ~ will.i.am a.k.a William James Adams, Founder of

Eyes Opened: Injustice & Need

“I try to live my life every day in the present, and try not to turn a blind eye to injustice and need.” ~ Susan Sarandon, Actress & Activist

Eyes Opened: Injustice & Need

“I try to live my life every day in the present, and try not to turn a blind eye to injustice and need.” ~ Susan Sarandon, Actress & Activist

It’s Not ALL About Singing

“Being the Queen is not all about singing, and being a diva is not all about singing. It has much to do with your service to people. And your social contributions to your community and your civic contributions, as well.”

It’s Not ALL About Singing

“Being the Queen is not all about singing, and being a diva is not all about singing. It has much to do with your service to people. And your social contributions to your community and your civic contributions, as well.”

Those Who Do the Most

“I began learning long ago that those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” ~ Booker T. Washington, Educator, Author, Orator & Advisor to Presidents – ,

Those Who Do the Most

“I began learning long ago that those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” ~ Booker T. Washington, Educator, Author, Orator & Advisor to Presidents – ,

Small Things, Good Things

“I do small things. I try to do good things every day.” ~ Jackie Chan, Actor, Martial Artist, Film Director, Producer, Stuntman, Singer, Clothier, Restaurateur, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Founder – Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation & Founder – Dragon’s Heart Foundation

Small Things, Good Things

“I do small things. I try to do good things every day.” ~ Jackie Chan, Actor, Martial Artist, Film Director, Producer, Stuntman, Singer, Clothier, Restaurateur, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Founder – Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation & Founder – Dragon’s Heart Foundation

Making Differences

“Being a working mom, you want to make a difference in our schools, which is making a difference in our children and ultimately it’s making a difference in our community.” ~ Kimora Lee Simmons, Fashion Designer, Philanthropist, Perfumier, Author &

Making Differences

“Being a working mom, you want to make a difference in our schools, which is making a difference in our children and ultimately it’s making a difference in our community.” ~ Kimora Lee Simmons, Fashion Designer, Philanthropist, Perfumier, Author &

Persistent, Unshakeable Gratitude

“Opportunities, relationships, even money flowed my way when I learned to be grateful, no matter what happened in my life..” ~ Oprah Winfrey, Chairwoman & CEO of Harpo Productions, Chairwoman, CEO & CCO of Oprah Winfrey Network, Television Host, Producer,

Persistent, Unshakeable Gratitude

“Opportunities, relationships, even money flowed my way when I learned to be grateful, no matter what happened in my life..” ~ Oprah Winfrey, Chairwoman & CEO of Harpo Productions, Chairwoman, CEO & CCO of Oprah Winfrey Network, Television Host, Producer,

Using the Money

“Use the money to do the research, to do the work, to help people. I don’t give to be thanked. I give because I want to help.” ~ Isabel Sanford, Stage, Film and Television Actress, Philanthropist, Prime-time Emmy Award (1981)

Using the Money

“Use the money to do the research, to do the work, to help people. I don’t give to be thanked. I give because I want to help.” ~ Isabel Sanford, Stage, Film and Television Actress, Philanthropist, Prime-time Emmy Award (1981)

Made for Greatness

“Don’t settle for average. You were made for greatness.” ~ Victoria Osteen, Co-Pastor, Author, Philanthropist & Founder, Lakewood Church Women’s Ministry

Made for Greatness

“Don’t settle for average. You were made for greatness.” ~ Victoria Osteen, Co-Pastor, Author, Philanthropist & Founder, Lakewood Church Women’s Ministry

Mistakes: Opportunities to Overcome

“I don’t remember any mistakes, only opportunities to overcome problems.”” ~ James Sorenson,, Founder – Sorenson Companies & Philanthropist

Mistakes: Opportunities to Overcome

“I don’t remember any mistakes, only opportunities to overcome problems.”” ~ James Sorenson,, Founder – Sorenson Companies & Philanthropist

You vs. Circumstances

“Do not let circumstances control you. You change your circumstances.” ~ Jackie Chan, Actor, Martial Artist, Film Director, Producer, Stuntman, Singer, Clothier, Restaurateur, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Founder – Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation & Founder – Dragon’s Heart Foundation

You vs. Circumstances

“Do not let circumstances control you. You change your circumstances.” ~ Jackie Chan, Actor, Martial Artist, Film Director, Producer, Stuntman, Singer, Clothier, Restaurateur, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Founder – Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation & Founder – Dragon’s Heart Foundation

Keepers of The Joy

“In life, we will always encounter difficult people. Don’t allow them to frustrate you or steal your joy.” ~ Victoria Osteen, Co-Pastor, Author, Philanthropist & Founder, Lakewood Church Women’s Ministry

Keepers of The Joy

“In life, we will always encounter difficult people. Don’t allow them to frustrate you or steal your joy.” ~ Victoria Osteen, Co-Pastor, Author, Philanthropist & Founder, Lakewood Church Women’s Ministry

Passion & Purpose Aligned

“I have learned that it is very possible to pursue different passions but it is also very complicated to try and do them at one time. I think strategic planning, time management, and focus are vital to multi-tasking. Ultimately though,

Passion & Purpose Aligned

“I have learned that it is very possible to pursue different passions but it is also very complicated to try and do them at one time. I think strategic planning, time management, and focus are vital to multi-tasking. Ultimately though,

For That Chance

“If I can play a little part in the world’s healing, and making it a better place than when I came, then I just thank God for that chance.” ~ Mariska Magdolna Hargitay, Joyful Heart Foundation – Founder & President,

For That Chance

“If I can play a little part in the world’s healing, and making it a better place than when I came, then I just thank God for that chance.” ~ Mariska Magdolna Hargitay, Joyful Heart Foundation – Founder & President,

A Jackie/Jack of All Trades

“Variety is the spice of life. Honestly, I’ve always been a jack-of-all-trades. I enjoy the unpredictability that each day brings. There are days when I might enjoy one career more than the other, but then it kind of balances itself

A Jackie/Jack of All Trades

“Variety is the spice of life. Honestly, I’ve always been a jack-of-all-trades. I enjoy the unpredictability that each day brings. There are days when I might enjoy one career more than the other, but then it kind of balances itself

To Stay on Top of Things

When asked to share her secret to having a long career in a competitive industry: “There is no secret. Prayer, good old-fashioned hard work, giving the personal touch, never compromising my integrity, listening to good business advice and keep a

To Stay on Top of Things

When asked to share her secret to having a long career in a competitive industry: “There is no secret. Prayer, good old-fashioned hard work, giving the personal touch, never compromising my integrity, listening to good business advice and keep a

What Kind of Legacies Are We Leaving?

“The choices we make about the lives we live determine the kinds of legacies we leave.” ~ Tavis Smiley, Talk Show Host, Author, Political Commentator, Entrepreneur, Advocate & Philanthropist

What Kind of Legacies Are We Leaving?

“The choices we make about the lives we live determine the kinds of legacies we leave.” ~ Tavis Smiley, Talk Show Host, Author, Political Commentator, Entrepreneur, Advocate & Philanthropist

Time, Spirit & Knowledge

“For some people the definition of success is attaining a lot of material things. For others it’s fame or fortune. For me, success means being fulfilled and leading a balanced life. I feel that I have truly been blessed in

Time, Spirit & Knowledge

“For some people the definition of success is attaining a lot of material things. For others it’s fame or fortune. For me, success means being fulfilled and leading a balanced life. I feel that I have truly been blessed in

A Strong Legacy

“In Italy we have a strong legacy of family businesses; that is our DNA. Families think long term. They can renounce some money currently, so they can get to the future.”  ~ Beatrice Trussardi, Philanthropist & Executive, Trussardi Group

A Strong Legacy

“In Italy we have a strong legacy of family businesses; that is our DNA. Families think long term. They can renounce some money currently, so they can get to the future.”  ~ Beatrice Trussardi, Philanthropist & Executive, Trussardi Group

Pay Attention to the Signs

“Surviving and thriving in the wake of my mothers loss, I learned to believe in God. He has a plan, if you pay attention to the signs. I am inspired by the absolute proof of miracles.” ~ Mariska Magdolna Hargitay,

Pay Attention to the Signs

“Surviving and thriving in the wake of my mothers loss, I learned to believe in God. He has a plan, if you pay attention to the signs. I am inspired by the absolute proof of miracles.” ~ Mariska Magdolna Hargitay,

Just as Business Partners

“My husband and I sit down, just as business partners, around our kitchen table and look at the schedule for the week and figure out where we need to be and what we need to do, what each of our

Just as Business Partners

“My husband and I sit down, just as business partners, around our kitchen table and look at the schedule for the week and figure out where we need to be and what we need to do, what each of our

When YOU Own a Company

“Yes, I own my own company, and I prefer to say ‘mompreneur’. Being a mommy you have to run your house, you’ve got to run your kids’ lives. I think the key, and my number one tip, is making sure

When YOU Own a Company

“Yes, I own my own company, and I prefer to say ‘mompreneur’. Being a mommy you have to run your house, you’ve got to run your kids’ lives. I think the key, and my number one tip, is making sure

An Idea, Problems or Wrongs!

“You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.” ~ Steve Jobs, Entrepreneur, Marketer, Inventor, & Co-Founder,

An Idea, Problems or Wrongs!

“You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.” ~ Steve Jobs, Entrepreneur, Marketer, Inventor, & Co-Founder,

Playing Together, Like Children

“Along the way, let’s never forget that once we were children and that we were all playing together without distinction of skin color, society level, or where people come from. Adults need to remember to play and to be more

Playing Together, Like Children

“Along the way, let’s never forget that once we were children and that we were all playing together without distinction of skin color, society level, or where people come from. Adults need to remember to play and to be more

Accidental Productivity?

“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning and focused effort.” ~ Paul J. Meyer, Founder of Success Motivation Institute and Leadership Management Institute, Author, Philanthropist & Entrepreneur

Accidental Productivity?

“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning and focused effort.” ~ Paul J. Meyer, Founder of Success Motivation Institute and Leadership Management Institute, Author, Philanthropist & Entrepreneur