This past week, a member of our team attended the "Giving Back and Guiding Forward: Generations of Philanthropy and Leadership" conference held at Loras College. The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque and the youth philanthropy group, YAPPERS, hosted the conference with over 100 attendees, including high school students, students from Loras College and community leaders. The following are some highlights and takeaways from the event:
Talent and time is just as important to share as treasure.
Especially in a small nonprofit like CAA, volunteers are a lifeline. We are blessed to have a strong volunteer presence and reflecting on our volunteer base we wanted to make sure to relay to you that sharing your talent and time with Camp is just as important as sharing your treasure!
"Go M.A.D."-Erin Engler, DuPaco Community Credit Union
This wonderful phrase was shared with the group by Erin Engler, of DuPaco Community Credit Union. The phrase stands for "go make a difference" and is a great reminder for us all to focus on our mission at Camp Albrecht Acres, and ensure we use the right motivation throughout our day.
"Get Busy"-Ann McDonough, President, McDonough Foundation
In her keynote address, Ann McDonough, President of the McDonough Foundation mentioned multiple times to "get busy." This phrase, while short, is motivation for us as individuals to start solving the problems we see around us in our communities.
Our future is bright.
The high school and college students attending this conference were filled with passion and desire to change our community and the world. With future generations like this, we have no doubt there will be many positive changes coming to Dubuque and the Tri-State area! We look forward to being a part of that change.
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