The Cathedral Within: Transforming Your Life By Giving Something Back

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The Author Lists Visionaries Who Contributed, Through Their Charitable Works, In Order To Create Comething That Endures.--jacket. Finding The Cathedral Within -- Starting Points -- Coming Up Taller -- The Battle Between Idealism And Cynicism -- A Pioneer Of Community Wealth -- We Are Now Challenged To Be Institution Builders -- Lessons Of A Storyteller -- You're Worth More Than You Think You Are -- Passion Rules The Universe -- When A Rock Pile Ceases To Be A Rock Pile. Bill Shore. Resource Directory: P. [270]-289.

Author : Shore, William H.

Publisher : Random House

Published Year : 1999

Edition : 1

Format : print - Hardcover, 304 pages

Subject : Philanthropists, Philanthropists--United States--Biography, Volunteer workers in social service, Volunteer workers in social service--United States--Biography, Women in charitable work, Women in charitable work--United States--Biography, Child care, Child care--United States, Charity organization, Charity organization--United States, HV27 .S535 1999, 362.7/092/273 B

Language : Eng English

Dimensions : 292 p. ; 21 cm.

ISBN : 0679457062

ISBN13 : 9780679457060


Overview :

The leaders in Bill Shore's inspirational memior share a common desire: To nurture the next generation of Americans by creating a place that endures, like the cathedral builders of an earlier time, who combined imagination, invention and faith to produce something both magnificent and lasting. The great cathedrals did not grow skyward because their builders discovered new materials or suddenly found the necessary financial resources. Rather, the builders had a unique understanding of the human spirit that enabled them to use those materials in a new way.

So, too, have the extraordinary people in this book. They are at the forefront of new movement of social entrepreneurs--citizens who are tapping the vast resources of the private sector to improve public life. Among them are Nancy Carstedt of Chicago Children's Choir, which provides an introduction to music and a positive multicultural experience to thousands of children; and Alan Khazei of City Year, which has become a model for President Clinton's vision of national service. Those leaders, and many others, are helping Americans build new cathedrals, within their communities and within themselves.

About the Author:

Bill Shore is the founder and executive director of Share Our Strength (SOS), an anti-hunger nonprofit organization. From 1978 to 1987, he worked on the Senate and presidential campaign staffs of Senator Gary Hart. From 1990 to 1992 he served as Chief of Staff for Senator Robert Kerrey. He has been named one of the top ten caring people of the year by the Caring Institute; Washingtonian of the Year by Washingtonian Magazine; and Humanitarian of the Year by the James Beard Foundation. He lives outside Washington, D.C. with his wife and children.