Harold Haizlip

Harold Haizlip

After more than 40 years as a teacher and education industry leader, Harold Haizlip was still dissatisfied with the impact he was having on disadvantaged students he believed had the power to succeed. As a member of a commission formed after the 1994 LA riots to...
Paul Polak

Paul Polak

As a psychiatrist, Paul Polak fought the causes of mental illness, gradually deciding ending poverty was the best way to promote world health. In 1989, at age 56, he founded International Development Enterprises (IDE) to design products that would help the 90 percent...
Paulette Fair

Paulette Fair

In the summer of 2003, Fair and a colleague at the nonprofit where she worked began tutoring her grandson, her colleague’s son and a couple of their friends in reading, algebra and public speaking. While there, the young men also helped around the nonprofit, called...

David Schwartz

After his mother died of fall-related injuries, former state legislator David Schwartz, 67, became passionate about preventing geriatric falls and founded ElderCare Companies.The organization’s goal is to reduce the incidence, severity, and costs of geriatric...