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Impact Stories

Return on Good captures and celebrates unique and inspiring stories through our Impact Stories initiative.

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Impact Story: Andrew Hungerford

Sometimes life takes us on an unpredictable path – one that leads us to do good in the world, surprising...

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Impact Story: Dr. Barry Chaiken

Dr. Barry Chaiken knew as a child growing up in a working-class family that he wanted to make a difference...

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Impact Story: Dr. Kamilah Hampton

Dr. Kamilah Hampton is a natural high achiever, a bright spirit in an often-dim world for young black boys. She...

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Impact Story: Jay Kelly

Jay Kelly was buying suits for his first job out of college at Subaru of America when he truly discovered...

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Impact Story: Clarence Wooten

Clarence Wooten grew up in Walbrook Junction in inner city Baltimore, Maryland. “Neighborhoods were very rough,” says Clarence, Director and...

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Impact Story: Ann Oleson

Growing up, Ann Oleson didn’t have to look far to see philanthropy in action. Her parents, Claude and Mary Greiner,...

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Impact Story: Lois Buntz

Known throughout the Midwest for her expertise in nonprofit fundraising, Lois Buntz says her philanthropic mindset took root as a...

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Impact Story: Regina Fleming

Philanthropist Regina “The Queen” Fleming was an unlikely candidate to raise money for charities through running. She wasn’t a runner...

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Inspiring Others to Do the Most Good

Capturing Giving Stories is one of our favorite parts of the work we do at Return on Good. And one of our favorite ways to do that is through our I Am a Philanthropist™ initiative. 

When you’re looking for good in the world, you inevitably meet those who are doing good in the world. That’s what happens to the Return on Good team—all of the time.

We met Regina Fleming, a photographer who runs for charities, on a train. We met Clarence Wooten, an entrepreneur who helps marginalized communities, at a conference. At that same conference, we met Gene Thomas, who started a nonprofit aimed at transforming the health of Mississippi citizens. 

Within minutes of hearing their giving stories, we knew we wanted to share them through our I Am a Philanthropist initiative. By shining a bright light on these philanthropists, we hope to inspire others to do more good in the world. 

Do you have a philanthropic story to tell? Do you want to recognize a colleague or community member for giving of their time, treasure and/or talent? Please tell us more. 

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