Philanthropist. If we do hear this word, it is usually associated with Bill and Melinda Gates or Warren Buffet. The description in the dictionary says nothing about millions of dollars. It begs the question: shouldn’t anyone who gives to charity in some way be described as a philanthropist? It’s a commitment to humanity. It’s altruistic—going above and beyond ourselves. THIS is what the world needs.
Jenn Klein is starting a global conversation about how every-day pleasantries, eco-friendly decisions, and any type of giving to others is not only what's best for the recipient, but also for you!
Episode 26: Philanthropist Kevin Bjerke, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man of the Year Nominee
In this episode, we talk with Kevin Bjerke who makes time for supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and as a Big Brother. He is a proud father of two girls and has been married 31 years to his high school sweetheart. Kevin also served in the first Gulf War with the United State Marine Corp. He shares the way he stays positive as he is currently battling stage IV Bile Duct Cancer. He is currently writing a book about his life, which will be released in January 2023. Listen to this inspiring episode to learn how you can make a difference no matter what your circumstances are!
Episode 25: Philanthropist Jenn Klein, Life Updates
Host Jenn Klein is excited to start a new season of the "You Are A Philanthropist" Podcast and shares what she's been up to since the end of season 2.
Episode 24: Philanthropist MaryFran Mitrano, From Harvard to the Arts
In this episode, we talk with MaryFran Mitrano who has spent a 30-year career in nonprofits. She spent many years at Harvard in fundraising then transitioned to her local arts nonprofit in her town. We chat about the challenges and ups-and-downs of fundraising and nonprofits. She gives insight into why we shouldn’t be afraid to fund-raise. We discuss the generosity of Americans and how heart-warming it is about our tradition of philanthropy, unlike any country in the world.
Episode 23: Philanthropist Evy Amato, A Woman’s Guide
In this episode, we learn from the life lessons of Evy Amato. Evy is a spiritual alignment coach for women to reconnect with their truest selves so they can live a life on purpose. She is also a Board Certified Music Therapist, who helped people in hospice care for their end of life journey. We talk about how women need support in listening to their inner selves in order to both take care of themselves and others. Evy’s heart for supporting women and their spiritual care abounds. She invites us to listen to our intuition in order to lead a life of intention. This episode will guide you on your journey to your best self.
Episode 22: Philanthropist Erin Morrissey, Volunteer for The Elks
Erin has a passion for The Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. Elks Lodges bring so much more to their communities than just a building, golf course or pool. They are places where neighbors come together, families share meals, and children grow up. Erin has been running charity programs for years for her local lodge and it brings her great joy. Particularly at the end of the year, when she can provide warm winter clothing to children for the holidays raised from the tremendous support of the community. Erin encourages us to be involved in The Elks to meet friends, plug into our communities, and to serve others. Often times, Elks Lodges have bars to add jovial fun to the community-building and advocacy of the members. Listen in to hear how rewarding it is to volunteer.
Episode 21: Philanthropist Jessi Znoski, Women in Philanthropy
In this episode, we talk with Jessi Znoski who is a biologist, administrator and the event coordinate for a Women in Philanthropy Summit at Longwood University. Jessi naturally has a positive attitude and that spills into her work life. The Women in Philanthropy Summit was a way for alumni to encourage students to pursue their passions to make the world a better place. Each student created their own mission statement and brainstormed what their passions are that they can do. Jessi credits her upbringing for giving her empathy for the local public school system, of which she is a part of a group of parents improving their community. Her best advice is to listen to people, be open-minded and listen to your inner voice. She also doesn’t want to you neglect your own mental health, because this world is a struggle especially in a pandemic! Listen more to what she advises us to do.
Every episode I have listened to has left me inspired and given me concrete actions I can apply to my life to make a greater impact in theirs world. This is a top-notch podcast and I love sharing it!
I love listening . Such inspiring stories to share. Truly makes me want to do more and be better! Especially when all’s we really hear on Tv and social media is negativity and crime. This world needs more people like the ones one your show and yourself Jenn💗🙏🏻
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Jenn has found a new niche to boost individuals who care about the world around them. I just love listening to her friendly tone and the every-day-philanthropists that are her guests. We ALL can be philanthropic, according to Jenn, no matter our status in life. Give it a listen, you won’t be disappointed.