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Nov
21
2012
Alex is currently an intern at the Case Foundation. He is a senior at Georgetown University majoring in Finance and International Business. As a member of the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity on campus, he is committed to service and is always...
Nov
20
2012
This year, the Case Foundation celebrated our 15th anniversary, and to honor that, we have collected a list of 15 things our team is thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday. Some are serious, some are just for fun…but we’re equally grateful for them...
Nov
20
2012
Abby Kiesa works at CIRCLE, a national, non-partisan research center on young people's civic and political engagement. CIRCLE is based at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship...
Nov
16
2012
Finding Fearless
Today we are proud to announce the winners of Finding Fearless, our campaign to recognize, reward and inspire fearless changemakers nationwide, and a pillar of our Be Fearless initiative. We’re equally excited to kick off “Fan Favorite” voting,...
Nov
16
2012
Following the intense 2000 presidential campaign during college, Johanna Berkson decided to switch career paths from sports casting to public service with the goal of advocating for the many issues she was passionate about. She jumped at the idea to...
Nov
14
2012
Despite my fear of heights, I found myself hanging off of the alpine tower challenge course out in the Berkshires as part of the Massachusetts Promise Fellowship's fall retreat. My muscles were taut from scaling the climbing wall and slowly working...
Nov
08
2012
In this special series, we’ll take a brief look at various different fearless inspirations from the past week or so. Whether it’s a fearless young changemaker who is taking risks, a new publication that expresses bold and innovative ideas, or an...
Nov
06
2012
Veterans Day
Every Veterans Day we remember and honor the service members who have risked their lives to keep us safe. Generations of soldiers have sacrificed so much for our country, and we’d like to take a moment to offer a few ways to show our appreciation to...
Nov
02
2012
I voted sticker
As we approach Election Day this Tuesday, November 6, we'd like to take some time to reflect on how meaningful our constitutional right to vote has been in this country. From the very first presidential election in 1789, the American people have...
Nov
02
2012
In this special series, we’ll take a brief look at various different fearless inspirations from the past week or so. Whether it’s a fearless young changemaker who is taking risks, a new publication that expresses bold and innovative ideas, or an...
Oct
29
2012
Dalila Wilson-Scott is a Social Citizens Ambassador and Chief Financial Officer of JPMorgan Chase Co., managing its Global Philanthropy initiatives including Chase Community Giving. Philanthropy is all about taking risks. It's about putting your...
Oct
26
2012
In this special series, we’ll take a brief look at various different fearless inspirations from the past week or so. Whether it’s a fearless young changemaker who is taking risks, a new publication that expresses bold and innovative ideas, or an...
Oct
25
2012
Kathryn Hanna
I often find it challenging to explain to friends and family the exact nature of my work, and why it’s important. Sure, I can tell people that “every 26 seconds a student gives up on school in America.” I can throw out statistics like, “more than 50...
Oct
22
2012
44 thinkers, doers, and innovators. All of them with deeply inspiring stories of their journey to Be Fearless. All in one place, this coming weekend, for TEDxMidAtlantic. The Case Foundation is proud to be a Principal Partner for this special event...
Oct
19
2012
What do you get when you bring 20 creative people together who are passionate about next gen issues and challenge them to think about the future of social changemaking in bold and disruptive ways? The short answer: a key opportunity to foster...
Oct
18
2012
Looking for ways to better engage those in the Millennial generation? Are you interested in developing strategies on how to create a bridge across generations? Or perhaps you just don’t understand why some people care so much about the next...
Oct
16
2012
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I think up until this point, I’ve lived my life under the mantra of “doing what scares me most.” I learned this philosophy very early on from my missionary parents who emigrated to the U.S. from Ghana when I was almost five. Ever since then, I’ve...
Oct
12
2012
Cathy Teoh with City Year students
Last year, I dedicated my life to service by joining City Year. City Year is an education-focused nonprofit that places 17 to 24-year-olds in inner city schools to act as tutors and mentors to keep students on track to graduate high school. Prior to...
Oct
09
2012
Since launching the Be Fearless campaign at the Case Foundation earlier this year, I’ve had the true privilege of sharing the Be Fearless principles with audiences across the nation. The five principles that comprise Be Fearless were born out of...
Oct
09
2012
“Opportunity is central to the American Dream,” Governor Deval Patrick emphasized at the Opportunity Summit I attended on September 19th. As U.S. citizens we expect to be able to pull ourselves up by the bootstraps and work hard for the things we...
Oct
05
2012
This week, we take a look at the development and fundraising sector and explore how the next generation is shaping this profession, issue area, and field--both as stewards of this department and as contributors and philanthropists. Guest bloggers...
Oct
03
2012
This week, we take a look at the development and fundraising sector and explore how the next generation is shaping this profession, issue area, and field--both as stewards of this department and as contributors and philanthropists. Guest bloggers...
Oct
02
2012
Social Media for Nonprofits logo
As Social Media for Nonprofits, the country's only conference series devoted to social media for social good, plans its 10/5 return to the nation's capital with speakers including the Case Foundation's Jenna Sauber and Emily Yu, we thought it would...
Oct
02
2012
This week, we take a look at the development and fundraising sector and explore how the next generation is shaping this profession, issue area, and field--both as stewards of this department and as contributors and philanthropists. Guest bloggers...
Oct
01
2012
This week, we take a look at the development and fundraising sector and explore how the next generation is shaping this profession, issue area, and field--both as stewards of this department and as contributors and philanthropists. Guest bloggers...
Sep
28
2012
Sonal Shah
I am excited to join the Case Foundation as a Senior Fellow and to be able to focus on impact investing. Jean and Steve Case have been at the forefront of investing and promoting new models for creating impact, whether through their foundation or...
Sep
28
2012
In this special series, we’ll take a brief look at various different fearless inspirations from the past week or so. Whether it’s a fearless young changemaker who is taking risks, a new publication that expresses bold and innovative ideas, or an...
Sep
27
2012
Finding Fearless logo
Update: This post has been updated from the original one. Please note the changes below. As you may have heard, we are currently searching for America's Most Fearless Changemakers! We need people to ask themselves… Did you make a big bet that paid...
Sep
25
2012
Finding Fearless logo
Update: We are pleased to announce that the Goldhirsh Foundation is joining us as a Supporting Partner for Finding Fearless. Their contribution means that there is up to $670,000 in grants and prizes available to the winners. Additionally, because...
Sep
24
2012
This weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Social Good Summit (SGS) in New York City, a gathering of some of the most active leaders in the global philanthropy and advocacy space, presented by Mashable, the United Nations Foundation, and the...
Sep
21
2012
In this special series, we’ll take a brief look at various different fearless inspirations from the past week or so. Whether it’s a fearless young changemaker who is taking risks, a new publication that expresses bold and innovative ideas, or an...
Sep
20
2012
Sonal Shah
Today I had the great honor of being interviewed by US Treasurer Rosie Rios for the keynote at the White House’s Forum on Philanthropy Innovation. Under the leadership of Jonathan Greenblatt and the Office of Social Innovation and Civic...
Sep
18
2012
Katy Gathright is the co-founder of Designed Good, a new community that curates the best in design and social good. She graduated from Williams College in 2012 and is excited to be engaging other millennials around the idea of products that make a...
Sep
14
2012
In this special series, we’ll take a brief look at various different fearless inspirations from the past week or so. Whether it’s a fearless young changemaker who is taking risks, a new publication that expresses bold and innovative ideas, or an...
Sep
11
2012
We Remember 9/11
Today marks the 11th Anniversary of the day we will never forget — the terrorist attacks of September 11th. As we reflect on the memory of loved ones lost on that day, and support those who survived, we also lift up those who have risen in...
Sep
11
2012
On this anniversary of 9/11, we pause to remember. We remember those who lost their lives on that day 11 years ago. We remember the men and women who have proudly served in the US armed forces and government to protect the liberties and freedoms...
Sep
07
2012
Volunteer on 9/11
It has been over a decade since our nation endured one of the most tragic events in our history – the terrorist attacks of 9/11. In this time, Americans have come together stronger than ever, and each year we join one another to commemorate those we...
Sep
07
2012
In this special series, we’ll take a brief look at various different fearless inspirations from the past week or so. Whether it’s a fearless young changemaker who is taking risks, a new publication that expresses bold and innovative ideas, or an...
Sep
05
2012
TEDx MidAtlantic logo
During the launch of our Be Fearless campaign in June, we were very pleased to announce that the Case Foundation would be a principal sponsor of  TEDxMidAtlantic 2012 and that the renowned gathering would focus on the theme “Be Fearless.” Today...
Sep
04
2012
Ben Simon is Founder and Executive Director of the Food Recovery Network. He is a senior at the University of Maryland, College Park, studying government and politics and nonprofit management. Ben is also the Founder of MyMaryland.net. In August...
Aug
31
2012
In this special series, we’ll take a brief look at various different fearless inspirations from the past week or so. Whether it’s a fearless young changemaker who is taking risks, a new publication that expresses bold and innovative ideas, or an...
Aug
30
2012
Marketing in the Round
I love Jean Case's Be Fearless campaign. In its own right, Be Fearless forces the uncomfortable, and makes us face our challenges directly and forging new ground. One area I am seeing this in our space is in the questions I am receiving...
Aug
28
2012
CIRCLE recently released a new study* titled “That’s Not Democracy” to explore how out-of-school youth engage in civic life and what some of the obstacles are to their involvement in community life. The paper highlights the inequality of community...
Aug
22
2012
In this special series, we’ll take a brief look at various different fearless inspirations from the past week or so. Whether it’s a fearless young changemaker who is taking risks, a new publication that expresses bold and innovative ideas, or an...
Aug
20
2012
Earlier this summer, the 13th Heartland Monitor Poll (HMP) Briefing titled “Networked Nation: How Technology...
Aug
20
2012
Back to School sweepstakes
As students across the country head back to school and fill their backpacks with textbooks, classics, and more, we wanted to join in and celebrate some of the most fearless stories in literature. And – we want YOU to vote on your favorite fearless...
Aug
17
2012
Over the Edge
While out casting our net to find fearless changemakers and organizations, a good friend of mine told me about her organization’s effort to take the term "be fearless" quite literally by sending Miami residents rapelling over the edge. This weekend...
Aug
16
2012
In this special series, we’ll take a brief look at various different fearless inspirations from the past week or so. Whether it’s a fearless young changemaker who is taking risks, a new publication that expresses bold and innovative ideas, or an...
Aug
15
2012
Make failure matter
It seems like there is a holiday for everything these days, and sure enough, we discovered a new one today: it’s National Failures Day. What is there to celebrate? Plenty! In our recent report “To Be Fearless” we outlined five key characteristics of...