Jackie Savage

Jackie Savage

As a consultant to North Carolina’s Work First Business Council, a group of the largest employers in the state, Jackie Savage was assigned to help businesses hire former welfare customers. She saw firsthand how poverty and unemployment wreak havoc on North...
Grace Butler

Grace Butler

At 65, Butler had a successful career as a professor in higher education institutions and associate vice president of faculty affairs at the University of Houston. In April 1999, her life changed forever. Butler was stricken with Stage III colon cancer and was forced...
John Foley, S.J.

John Foley, S.J.

John Foley could have retired in 1996 after 34 years of working with schools in Peru. Instead, the Jesuit priest, then 60, returned to the United States to launch the Cristo Rey Network, an innovative approach to Catholic college preparatory education that now serves...
Mark Foreman

Mark Foreman

Mark Foreman served in Vietnam in 1968 as a Navy Corpsman giving first aid to marines. After just five weeks, most of his hip was blown away in an explosion. He lay on a mountain for five days. During the eight months he spent recovering in a body cast, he decided to...
Richard Gygi

Richard Gygi

Businessman Richard Gygi witnessed the impact of HIV/AIDS when he traveled to Kenya and saw orphaned children surviving by living in the streets. The unforgettable images of poverty, hunger, and joblessness in Africa forged his resolve to tackle those issues to help...