Last night was our annual benefit for the Griffin Theatre. As President of the Board of Directors I have been blessed to share the work of creative artists with communities across the United States and work shoulder to shoulder with dedicated volunteers.

As I was talking with Alderman O’Connor last night about a permanent facility for the company in its home base Chicago neighborhood, I was thinking how blessed I have been to be part of making something happen that will continue to benefit the community long after I am gone.

As a Volunteer, I don’t receive any money from the significant time I spend here. But, sometimes the most important benefits in life have more to do with how you feel about yourself and your own sense of making a real contribution and a difference in your little corner of the world.

Do you have a concurrent career in the world of a non-profit? Do you want to start a new career where some of your time is spent where your heart is? Volunteers have been proven to both maintain better health and live longer.

So do something good for others and for yourself. Schedule some time in your calendar and volunteer where you care.

If you’d like to see what my Griffin Theatre Company is performing or preparing now for children or adults or to be added to the theatre’s mailing list, just visit their website
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