Nonprofit Chronicles

Journalism about foundations, nonprofits and their impact

As a girl growing up in Reno, Nevada, Sue Desmond wasn’t satisfied with an A. “I wanted an A-plus,” she says. She also wanted to make a contribution. Watching her father, a drugstore owner, display kindness towards customers left a strong impression. As a young doctor, she and her husband, Nicholas Hellmann, moved to Uganda …

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Many years ago, as a Peace Corps volunteer in northern Thailand, Paul Strasburg met a young man who said he was a teacher and asked for help building a school in his village. Strasburg somehow found a small nonprofit in New York, led by high school students and teachers, that was willing to help, and …

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