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President’s Message

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Why Generosity Matters

The annual generosity of Americans is now about $400 billion and that does a tremendous amount of good. Schools and churches can operate; research can be conducted; food is distributed. Each one of the 1.5 million non-profits in the United States can tell you the story of a life transformed because a donor gave generously. But can it tell you about the other life transformed, namely, the donor?

We are reminded – even challenged – throughout the Bible to live generously. It is the one thing in which God tells us to test Him (Malachi 3:10). All around us we see opportunities to apply our generosity, and yet very few people believe they are doing all they can to help others. Whether it is giving money, time, assistance, friendships, shelter, or any number of giving opportunities, I’m left to wonder: Do we always feel a sense we could give more because the need remains OR because we know the extraordinary impact generosity has on us?

Why Generosity Matters

November 2018. The annual generosity of Americans is now about $400 billion and that does a tremendous amount of good. Schools and churches can operate; research can be conducted; food is distributed.

The (sometimes) Confusing Life of a 2018 Optimist

August 2018. It’s summertime and I am a Chicago Cubs fan. Let’s get that out in the open. Until 2016, we Cubs fans spent generations passionately believing that THIS would be the year, only to be dealt a harsh dose of reality time and again …

Reimagining Non-Profit Fundraising

May 2018. Since Martin Luther envisioned the “community chest” – resources to be used for the poor, the sick, widows, orphans, and others in need, non-profit organizations have relied on the generosity of individuals …

But, What Can I Do?

February 2018. Yesterday we experienced another horrific school shooting in Parkland, Fla. As of today, 17 fatalities, adding to the list of more than 1,800 deaths from 1,600 mass shootings in the United States since 2012…

Welcome to We Raise Foundation!

January 2018. I am delighted to welcome you to We Raise Foundation (formerly Wheat Ridge Ministries) and the new iteration of our work where we will invest in Christian organizations and emerging leaders serving at the intersection of…

How Will You Want To Be Remembered?

December 2017. My warmest Advent greetings to you and your family on behalf of all of us at Wheat Ridge. I hope your season is full of family and friends, worship and service,…

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