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Marc Ozburn

DoGooder Spotlight: Cobbie's Sauce Gives Back Through a Family Recipe

Marc Ozburn | Posted 10.21.2012 | Impact
Marc Ozburn

Friends often joked that the Hulses should market Cobbie's special sauce. Billy and Betty laughed off the idea until the trajectory of their lives changed in an instant.

DoGooder Spotlight: Restoring Education and the New York Harbor Simultaneously

Marc Ozburn | Posted 10.03.2012 | Impact
Marc Ozburn

The son of former Peace Corp volunteer, Murray Fisher was born in the country his father volunteered in, Columbia. Surrounded by people who were different from him, the power to empathize was instilled in him from infancy.

DoGooder Spotlight: Triumph Through Tragedy in Josh's Project

Marc Ozburn | Posted 09.18.2012 | Impact
Marc Ozburn

On August 6, 2006, Wanda Butts' life changed forever when she learned that her beloved Josh had drowned while rafting with friends in a Michigan lake. Josh didn't know how to swim and wasn't wearing a life jacket when their raft capsized.

Real Life Lessons From Real Life DoGooders: Independence Breeds Empowerment

Marc Ozburn | Posted 07.17.2012 | Impact
Marc Ozburn

United Theater production is a completely student-run nonprofit. Founder Micaela Connery knows that fostering independence with real tangible rewards gives students the confidence to see what else they can achieve.

Real Life Lesson from Real Life DoGooders: Reject the Status Quo to Solve Critical Problems

Marc Ozburn | Posted 07.09.2012 | Impact
Marc Ozburn

The underlying theme to America's central struggles over recent years is that they're problems created over time and ignored as they grew in size and scale.

Real Life Lessons From Real Life DoGooders: You, Not Your Circumstances, Hold the Power

Marc Ozburn | Posted 06.11.2012 | Impact
Marc Ozburn

Her beloved parents were immediately killed and over the course of the war, she and her son were the only members of her family to survive the camps. The only reason she and her son were saved was because her captors saw her talents as an opportunity for use in a Nazi propaganda video.

Real Life Lessons for Real Life DoGooders: Help Others by Empowering Them to Help Themselves

Marc Ozburn | Posted 05.28.2012 | Impact
Marc Ozburn

Both Krochet Kids and Sseko are not only helping some of the most disadvantaged people on the planet, East African women, but are also stimulating economies by empowering these women with a respectable wage.

When Broken Down, Build a Connection to Restore Yourself

Marc Ozburn | Posted 05.21.2012 | Impact
Marc Ozburn

Davis' story teaches the real life lesson: When you're left feeling broken, restore yourself by building a connection to others in the outside world.

Real Life Lessons From Real Life DoGooders: If You See Injustice, Don't Ignore It

Marc Ozburn | Posted 05.15.2012 | Impact
Marc Ozburn

If you see a problem in the world or even in your personal life, it is important to address it head on. Too often, people choose to look the other way to live in denial about a problem with the hope it will magically disappear.