Inspired philanthropy: Diane Martinez

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For Diane Martinez, her ATL is one that gives a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves. Her philanthropy focuses on nonprofits that support animal welfare or assist children. She began thinking differently about philanthropy when she lived overseas and witnessed extreme poverty, including seeing children in deplorable conditions, …

Creating a Justice League of their own: Spark Opportunity Giving Circle

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From the simple spark of a serious conversation, our donors banded together in a new and mighty way to address income and opportunity disparities. The Spark Opportunity Giving Circle began as a learning group in 2016 after donors attended a Community Foundation event featuring expert Robert Putnam. Because of what they …