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Category Archives: Philanthropy
Recently we held a board retreat at our Little Farm for a board on which I serve. It was productive and fun too! I made sure that all board members left with goody bags filled with cheese, jams, papaya and … Continue reading
This is the title of the novel that I wrote and was published by Penguin Books. It is a story about two courageous women, one a child of poverty and the other a child of plenty who are born on … Continue reading
Sam, The Broken Robot does it again! Our donation of Sam’s special boxes to children at the California Hospital Medical Center makes kids feel happier! YAY SAM!
We are so thrilled to have donated Sam’s special boxes to the California Hospital Medical Center for the kids who are in hospital. They loved him! And they smiled at his music and stories – and frankly – well , … Continue reading
Benefiting the American Cancer Society – CALSPIRIT July 28th in the Summer of 2013 at Los Angeles Pacific Design Center
This is THE Event for chefs and foodies – and does so much good too – supporting the American Cancer Society – I am gathering cards of chefs there to introduce them to my cheeses! It is called CALSPIRIT and … Continue reading
An Officer of the Order of the British Empire – OBE – what an honor in the UK and Commonwealth – and my sister has just been awarded it!
An Officer of the Order of the British Empire – OBE – what an honor in the UK and Commonwealth – and my sister got it! The family is so excited – my sister was informed that she has been … Continue reading
Sheryl Sandberg and Lean In – my Opinion piece in The Huffington Post on the topic – what do YOU think?
Sheryl Sandberg from Facebook has been much in the public eye – and has written a very well created book called LEAN IN. Its a good concept – well researched and presented. And I have some feelings about it – … Continue reading
Vanderbilt University Hospital for Children and the YWCA of Nashville – thanks Sam, the Broken Robot for his books and songs! THANK YOU SAM!
I was touched and thrilled to receive two wonderful letters of thanks today from two worthy institutions in Nashville TN where I recently gave a speech – and also donated a bunch of Sam The Broken Robot’s books and Song … Continue reading
A wonderful letter from the ARNOLD PALMER CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL – To me and Sam, The Broken Robot – for our donations
I was so very touched to receive a wonderful letter from the Arnold Palmer Children’s hospital – thanking me for our donation of many of Sam, The Broken Robot’s special boxes with his three books and two cds which brought … Continue reading
The Day after Xmas – known as Boxing Day in the UK and Colonies – a day to relax and recoup – and also make all those New Years Resolutions!
Boxing day – December 26th – a strange name until you know its genesis. Boxing Day ( according to Wikipedia – a amazing source of so much) is traditionally the day following Christmas Day, when servants and tradespeople would receive … Continue reading
Philanthrophy Fridays – our Donations for 2012 – Sam, the Broken Robot shares his love at Children’s Hospitals and Institutes around the USA
Sam, the broken robot, told me that he was sad that there were so many children who were in hospitals around the USA this year during the holiday season, and that he could not bring cheer to them and their … Continue reading
A great book – with a good cause! LIFE MOMENTS FOR WOMEN – take a look at it! Featured as part of my Philanthropy Fridays
A friend of mine Patty Dedominic wrote a book called Life Moments for Women, along with author Maureen Ford, and all the proceeds benefit the California Women’s Foundation and they make wonderful gifts for women of all ages. http://www.lifemomentsforwomen.com/ Since mentoring women … Continue reading
Our Philanthropy Friday today celebrates the life of my dear friend who passed last week, Carol Abrams – one of a kind – she will be in my heart forever
In the picture above, my dear friend Carol Abrams, is second from the right dressed in black, with her husband Gerry, and I am next to her in red, with my husband Clive with me, and next to him our other … Continue reading
Just saw the documentary FRESH – if you don’t buy organic now, you will after seeing this movie! Philanthropy Fridays support Cooking with Kids Organic Style
I am so grateful that we have our own chickens and organic alpha omega eggs. The documentary FRESH will educate you about the food supply and the amount of really bad stuff that is in it. Buy organic – buy … Continue reading
Philanthropy Fridays – Bringing the Healing Power of Music to Children who are ill -The Children’s Music Fund
Today I am featuring www.TheCMF.org. What could be more important than healing sick kids? We are a musical family – thank heavens we have not suffered from the illness of children – which is a pain like no other for … Continue reading
Loss of a friend…Sharon Joffe -my childhood friend – left this world after years of suffering- Philanthropy Friday this week is for the Scleroderma Society
Sharon Joffe was a stunning woman – so very beautiful in mind, body and spirit. We grew up in the same city, Johannesburg South Africa, and used to ‘double’ date. Her husband Stan, was her boyfriend from high school days, … Continue reading