“Community is more than just geography. It’s what happens when like-minded people come together.”
— Jack Shakely
I started my career as a journalist, but the 25 years that I led the California Community Foundation were my defining years. We became a home for philanthropists with interests as varied as providing small business loans to combating the AIDS epidemic. My legacy will support my interest in Native American health and education – a nod to my heritage.
The California Community Foundation partnered with StoryCorps to record the stories of our Centennial Legacy Society members. StoryCorps is a national nonprofit whose mission is to provide all people with the chance to record, preserve, and share the stories of our lives.