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What matters to me

issues of social justice; particularly in the domains of healthcare, education, and gender equality

What inspires me

people who dedicate their lives to something bigger than themselves

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San Francisco, CA USA

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Kiva.org: Loans that Change Lives
April 6, 2009

Kiva is a wonderful nonprofit. Not only is it built on a great idea, but the staff and volunteers are so deeply passionate and determined to make a difference. The idea is sustainable and making a huge impact in communities around the world. I am proud to be part of this community as a lender and volunteer

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

connecting with people around the world

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

passionate, dedicated, bubbly, optimistic, and all-around incredible

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I've been a lender since 2007.

SAN FRANCISCO OPERA ASSOCIATION
December 10, 2008

This world-renowned Opera has resided in the Civic Center's War Memorial Opera House since the building's completion in 1932. The opera presents about 70 performances of 10 to 12 operas. Long considered a major international company and the most important operatic organization in the US outside New York.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The high-caliber of performances they put on for the community.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

offer tickets on a sliding scale :)

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the cultural experience

Ways to make it better...

Tickets were more affordable!

One thing I'd also say is that...

I'm always impressed by the performances. The SF Opera is a wonderful arts and cultural asset to this city!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & went to the Opera.

SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
August 10, 2008

This review is for the CARE program within San Francisco General Hospital. The CARE program manages the Araceli Theater Project, which is a drama therapy program for cancer survivors. Through drama classes, survivors heal and learn to express their stories. They engage their imagination and voice, in a safe community setting. The plays are valuable to the community, because they bring forth issues and allow the audience to better understand what others are going through.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

how empowered survivors are to be on stage sharing their stories

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

MY ROLE:
Donor & I went to a drama therapy performance.

LIVESTRONG Foundation
July 31, 2008

I attended the LIVESTRONG Summit, sponsored by the Lance Armstrong Foundation. They brought together 1000 leaders in the fight against cancer-- from researchers to fundraisers to advocates. I was truly inspired by the event; my experience was invaluable to my work. I really appreciate what the Foundation has done to unite advocates in the endeavor of making cancer a national priority.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Inspiring cancer survivors and advocates to continue the fight to making cancer a national priority

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Passionate, dedicated, friendly, outgoing

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

I think they do...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

MY ROLE:
Client Served & I was a delegate at the LIVESTRONG Summit.

World Savvy
July 31, 2008

I volunteered at the World Affairs Challenge in 2008, put on by World Savvy. The event was extremely organized, from volunteer training to execution. I believe the students truly benefited from the event, and it opened my eyes to the inequities of our public school system. Despite having to be there at 8 AM on a Saturday, I had a great time and would love to volunteer again.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the students that benefited from the World Affairs Challenge

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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Ways to make it better...

it wasn't so early on a Saturday morning!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Judge for student presentations & projects.

Yoga Bear
July 10, 2008

Across the nation, the Yoga Bear team works really hard to bring more opportunities of health and wellness to cancer survivors.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the people who have gained a better sense of self confidence and wellness through their practice

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

meeting great people

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

cheerful, kind, dedicated

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & organized events, led fundraising activities, matched cancer survivors with studios.