Lily Beatty

Last year we raised $13,026,653.23 through the Penn State Dance Marathon, a year-round fundraising and awareness campaign for our sole beneficiary – The Four Diamonds at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital! The fact that 15,000 students can all come together and work towards the same goal is truly amazing and reinforces the fact that truly no one…


Amy Breitberg

Before each run, we have something called Mission Moments.  Someone tells a story about a current or former cancer patient or survivor and the run is dedicated to someone’s honor or memory.  These stories help to ease any pain that you feel during the run because it cannot compare to the pain and suffering of…


Grace Garey

It’s seemed crazy to me that despite the world being more connected than ever before, we hadn’t figured out a way to use those human connections to tackle some of the world’s biggest problems, like lack of access to healthcare. The world is getting smaller, and I saw Watsi as an opportunity to connect people…


Abby Back

Nothing is ever too small, whether it’s time or money or something else of value. You never hear someone say they regretted giving… Location: Atlanta, Georgia Profession: Management Consulting What was the first gift you ever gave?: When I was in high school, the track team was raising money for an athlete with cancer. I…


Rebecca Fishman

I’m a “Muppet Advisor” for Sesame Workshop’s newest character, Raya, who teaches children about hand washing and other healthy water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) behaviors. She is the first Muppet specifically developed to address a pressing global health concern in multiple countries

Why We Give tells stories of ordinary philanthropists, making a difference, dollar by dollar and hour by hour.  

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