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  • Greed

              I saw a cartoon in the weekly publication The Week and it was just the word Greed. Those who know me, know I believe greed is the source of most of America’s problems. These are my thoughts about it, not in rank order: Pharmaceutical Companies are a big part of…

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  • Virtual Town Hall: Boards and Management

    JOIN HERE Join us for a Board management workshop with 2 experts in the field of non profit management and governance.  You will leave this 90 minute working session with real life applications to take back to your organizations. Featuring: Susan Davis   Susan Davis is an author, public speaker, consultant and expert on international development…

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  • Something is Wrong Here

    On January 6th a mob, following their leader’s direction, invaded the Capital.  On July 19, 2021, a half year after the incident, Paul Hodgkin’s was sentenced to 8 months in jail for his role in the insurrection. He is the first person to receive a felony conviction related to the events on January 6th. An…

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  • Social Cohesion and Self Care

      On one of those hot sticky summer evenings, I received a call from a friend. She was crying and talking at the same time. I immediately slipped on my sandals and grabbed my keys. Although I could barely understand what she was saying, I kept her talking while I drove to her home. She…

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  • Are College Endowments a Means for Reducing Income Inequality?

    Of the billions of dollars given to charity every year, 14% is donated to educational institutions. Much of these funds, called college endowments represent huge sums of money, whose earnings are intended to pay for anything from operating expenses, new building construction, staff salaries to student support services.  America’s highest college endowment is currently held…

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  • Our Call to Action

    Watch Barry’s Full Statement and Learn More Here.   FFH is proud to answer the uprising with the Marguerite Casey Foundation

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  • Open Letter to Warren Buffet

    Dear Warren, I recently saw that you intend to give 99% of your funds to charities, that makes no sense. This government allowed you to accumulate this wealth, and a decent percentage of your equity should end up there. I am active in Patriotic Millionaires, and this is part of the memo I sent them….

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  • DEI Grantee Funding Opportunity

    The below opportunity is accepting applications through JustFund. FFH will move to the JustFund platform for our DEI grantee portfolio, as well. We encourage all of our grantees to set up their profiles here, as it will expose them to the other funders on the platform and possibly result in more funding dollars. Once you…

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  • Thoughts from Barry: Donor Advised Funds Should Do More Good

    This is a dumb situation that must be stopped.  Currently, a private, tax-exempt foundation can meet their financial obligations for giving (5% of equity) by donations to their own Donor Advised Funds (DAF), which presently does not have to give funds away at all. Under the current system, money can sit in the DAF for…

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  • Racial Trauma and Police Violence

    Earledreka White called 911 because she was afraid of the officer who had pulled her over, the Houston Chronicle reports. While requesting that another officer be sent to the scene to better handle the situation, the arresting officer twisted her arm, pushed her against her car and become physical during an otherwise peaceful interaction. White was…

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