Peter Samuelson

Peter Samuelson

The entrepreneurial skills I developed producing 25 motion pictures in 25 years are the same as those needed to solve a gigantic social ill: our collective failure to ensure that foster youth receive the support they need to succeed. I wouldn’€™t dare have...
Richard Cizik

Richard Cizik

On a cold December morning in 2008, I sat down with NPR’€™s Terri Gross for an interview. My sense of purpose had evolved dramatically over the 25 years leading up to that interview: I had advised President Ronald Reagan on his “Evil Empire” speech,...
Sr. Antoinette (Toni) Temporiti

Sr. Antoinette (Toni) Temporiti

Ever since childhood, I dreamed of going to Africa. In 2003, after four decades in ministry and counseling, I took a sabbatical, trekking to 18 countries, from Cairo to Capetown, with 21 young adults. We traveled by truck and slept in tents. Village women would ask,...
Thomas Brunner

Thomas Brunner

By 2008, I had enjoyed a long and fruitful legal career in insurance law. I was 62 and primed to make a change. Throughout my career, I had always had significant involvement in social or civil rights activities. Now I wanted the opportunity to do more. That year, I...
Aarlie and Larry Hull

Aarlie and Larry Hull

In 1999, we loaned money to a group of young, aspiring, well-educated New Guineans to establish a coffee plantation management business. When the business failed a decade later, we stepped in as owners and managing directors. As retirees, this was an ideal project....