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- DescriptionHave you ever asked yourself, How can one person really make a difference? Passionaries answers that question with vivid, true stories of extraordinary social entrepreneurs turning their passions into action - and surprisingly shows how one person can change our world. This book captures an unsung movement unique to American culture - to create a legacy, make a mark, leave the world better. These modern-day heroes show each of us how we can do it too. Passionaries' thirty-five profiles describe leaders of volunteer organisations that are significantly impacting millions of lives. Each story chronicles the personal inspiration behind the organisation, the obstacles its creator had to overcome and lives that have been touched or changed. The success of these heroes is shared with more than twenty million mini-passionary volunteers who donate millions of hours annually - and, also, create ripples of vision and change. Readers will be touched, moved and inspired. They will have access to important facts, figures and contact information, which can encourage their active participation.
- Author BiographyBarbara R. Metzler graduated from the University of Southern California. As an entrepreneur, she has started five companies including a multimillion dollar corporation, The Farmer's Wife. In the 1980's, it was one of the country's leading fruit by-product companies selling fruits at farmer's markets as well as to larger companies. Ms. Metzler is active in her church and with many local and national nonprofit boards. Residing in San Diego, she enjoys spending time with her grown children and husband of thirty years.
- Author(s)Barbara R. Metzler
- PublisherTempleton Foundation Press,U.S.
- Date of Publication30/01/2007
- SubjectPopular Psychology
- Place of PublicationRadnor
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintTempleton Foundation Press,U.S.
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight417 g
- Width229 mm
- Height152 mm
- Spine16 mm
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