- Giving 101 – #126: Redefining Heroism in the Age of COVID
-By Paul Lessard
These last couple months have presented a startling paradigm shift for all us throughout the nation and here in High Point.
It’s been a sobering realization that a microscopic ...
- Giving 101 – Children, Education and Ending Violence
Violence is a complex issue that will demand a total long-term commitment from our entire community to successfully address.
I was pleased to see that the High Point Enterprise highlighted ...
- Giving 101 – Draelos Scholars: STEM plus life skills
In July of this year, I and a couple of my staff members had the pleasure of watching the presentations of the 2019 Draelos Scholars Summer Research Interns.
This program ...
- Giving 101 – Peace like a River
n a very hot Saturday morning this past June, out in the parking lot of High Point University’s Community Center, I witnessed an inspiring effort to stop the senseless gun ...
- Giving 101 – The key to successful economic development in High Point
I don’t believe there has ever been a time in High Point’s history in which so many positive developments are converging at one time.
- Giving 101 – Angels on our Shoulders
There is nothing I have
encountered thus far in my life as heart wrenching as losing a cherished loved
Two summers ago my family
and I were saying goodbye to my father ...
- On Dr. Otis Tillman
Moral courage is perhaps one of the most significant gifts we can give to our community. It is, in many respects, a sharing of one’s heart which has the capacity ...
Ema Mae Bowman, center, visits with Paul Lessard’s family after Paul and Jack rescued her from drowning in her car in raging floodwater.
The older I get the more I believe ...
- The Gift of our “Greatest Generation”
Those of us who have known and loved members of what Tom Brokaw so aptly described as our Greatest Generation have seen what I believe is the very best in ...
- How to give the gift of running
Next Tuesday a milestone will be realized when GO FAR celebrates its 15th year of impacting our local kids with the gift of running.
I can still remember the day Robin ...