Our Values

Why I Vote

A bright yellow legal pad and black felt-tip pen set me off on my journey as an advocate. I was twelve years old and...

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Start by Showing Up: What being an ally means to me

Earlier this summer, I attended a discussion on how philanthropy could respond to the #MeToo movement — in...

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Keeping Families and Futures Intact: Action steps for funders

Over the past week, our social media channels and online news outlets have been inundated with images of crying children...

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Brush, Treat, Repeat.

My husband and I recently became the people to two delightful and raucous puppies. I’ve never before had a dog in my...

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Vacation 3.0: Crowdsourcing Solutions for Impact

A few weeks ago, we celebrated my daughter’s ninth birthday. And it was almost a fiasco. We arrived at a local amusement...

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What it means to “Act Now”

When I joined Blue Shield of California Foundation just over a year ago, I was excited to use my skills and knowledge to...

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Learning to go with the flow

Before the rains came, I was watering my garden and the hose I was using would only spray for a few seconds, and then...

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Una Ofrenda: Honoring the stories that shape us

A few weeks ago, I went home to celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with my family. Each year, in preparation...

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Progress! A Journey through Adaptive Change

"I began to think bigger, approach things differently, and commit to purposeful exploration beyond my doorstep. I had...

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The Era That Made it Possible for Us All to Have a Dream

I love all things 60s — the music, the history, and the social movements that took off during that period of cultural...

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