Give Time, Things, Support: 5 Ways To Support Those in Need in Chicago and the Suburbs As Cold Weather Approaches

October heralds the arrival of cooler weather, and with it, greater need. Volunteer-based organizations across the city are responsible for meeting the needs of the hungry, the houseless and the most vulnerable among us. As temperatures drop, consider taking extra steps to support the community — be it through your time, things or support. Here […]

Charlie Saffro, Founder of CS Recruiting, Talks CSR and Giving Back

Charlie Saffro is the founder and president of CS Recruiting, a 35-employee recruitment firm in the supply chain, transportation and logistics industries based in Highland Park. “It’s our mission to make meaningful connections to empower and inspire others to discover their full potential; that applies to our clients, candidates, and team,” Saffro said. Saffro is […]

The Inaugural Make It Better Foundation Bay Area Philanthropy Awards: Celebrating Leaders in Healthcare, the Environment and Social Services

“Effectiveness, leadership, excellence, scalability — but most of all it is about lives made better.” These inspirational words flashed on the screen in the impactful and emotional video montage that kicked off the  Make It Better Foundation 2021 Bay Area Philanthropy Awards. The inaugural celebration, presented by the Make It Better Foundation and Make It […]

The 2021 Better Guide to Giving

The holiday season is filled with so many sources of delight — twinkling lights reflecting off the snow, the excitement and anticipation of little ones, the pleasure of coming together with family and friends for great meals and company — but nothing warms the heart quite like giving to those in need. Make It Better […]

What $50 Can Do to Help: Here’s Some Marin Family, Community and Environmental Nonprofits to Give to This Holiday Season

December is giving season, and many nonprofits count on the donations they receive during the holidays to support their programs throughout the year. Even a modest donation to your favorite local charity can make a significant impact. We asked some of Marin’s dedicated nonprofits in three categories — family and kids, community and environment — […]

5 Bay Area Philanthropic Leaders Raising the Bar on Giving Back

In honor of the season of giving, we’re recognizing local individuals and families whose generous charitable contributions are making a tremendous impact in our community and beyond. The George Lucas Family Foundation: Paying a Debt Back to Society Marin County-based filmmaker George Lucas and his wife, prominent businesswoman Mellody Hobson, are firmly committed to this […]