On this day we celebrate Adrienne's life, her accomplishments and the legacy she's left behind. It is in her honor that I started the Adrienne Shelly Foundation with a singular mission: to support women filmmakers.
In the last few years, inventive new forms of volunteering have emerged, pioneered by committed professionals, who are using their expertise to solve old problems. I call this "active citizenship" and it can change the world.
This year, millions of young men and women will graduate from colleges and universities in the U.S. They are some of the youngest leaders in the nationwide, multi-generational movement I call active citizenship.
There is no doubt we are living in a world today where CEOs are vilified, sometimes justifiably so. But Beyond the Boardroom has taught me that hard work and integrity in American business are still all around us.
As I child I learned about the three tenets of a civil society: opportunity, responsibility and community. As a father, these are things I continue to think about and hope I have passed on to my children.