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Saved to Serve

(3) Comments | Posted August 11, 2011 | 3:06 PM

My grandfather, Major Franklin Sumter, will turn 90 years old this year on Christmas day. He is the last living grandparent I have, and shares an amazing common foundation with the other three that have passed away: he, like them, is a Salvation Army officer.

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The Case for College

(2) Comments | Posted July 28, 2011 | 11:47 AM

In the eight years that I've lived in New York, I still get so excited when I get an invitation to speak at a school. From elementary school programs in Harlem to the Stern School of Business at NYU, I've been able to interact with a wide range...

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The Magic of Mentorship

(5) Comments | Posted July 11, 2011 | 2:55 PM

Recently, I find myself engaged in discussions about social entrepreneurship and its lasting impact vs. charity's seemingly temporary one. Growing up as the son of Salvation Army officers, I'm no stranger to the ideology of helping those in need. As a child, I watched my parents play the...

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