My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Foundation For a Smokefree America, Playa del Rey, CA, USA
Being from the preeminent tobacco family in the world, Patrick Reynolds could have chosen to inherit a family fortune and keep quiet about the dangers of tobacco use. But he did not do this. Fueled by an unshakeable integrity Mr. Reynolds reaches out to our next generation and shares his personal story of losing his father and brother to death as a result of cigarette smoking.
Imagine a member of the KROC family (McDonald's) speaking out against the horribly ill effects of fast food on the body or a Rockefeller (Standard Oil, Exxon Mobile, Chevron) crusading to get us off fossil fuels. This kind of public honesty is lacking in our world today.
I have heard Mr. Reynold's speak. I have met this man. I truly believe that with the proper financial support of good people like us that we can get him in front of as many of our youth as possible. Imagine a young boy or girl sitting in an auditorium and experiencing this man's story. Patrick Reynolds and the Foundation for a Smokefree America will make the kind of impact that can shift a generation.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Watching the impact of Mr. Reynold's story when people hear it for the first time.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Free up Mr. Reynold's from the daily task of fundraising so he can speak to as many people as possible.