MFF Publishing’s upcoming book will cover living well with Alzheimer’s, finding joy.
Rebecca Chopp, PhD, is an Alzheimer’s activist and educator. After retiring in 2019 due to an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, Chopp co-founded Voices of Alzheimer’s. Today, she serves as a member of the Early Stage Advisory Board of the national Alzheimer’s Association, and is a member of the board of the Colorado Chapter of the Colorado Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Chopp is a frequent speaker and writer on timely diagnosis, research for a cure, access and affordability of drugs, and lifestyle intervention for those with Alzheimer’s.
Before Chopp’s diagnosis, she was a widely published author and editor, an ordained minister, and a renowned academic in the fields of education, philosophy, religion and feminism. Chopp served as the 18th, and first female, chancellor of the University of Denver. She has served in leadership positions at Swarthmore College, Colgate University, Emory University and Yale University. Since retiring, Chopp devotes every day to living with joy. She enjoys painting classical portraits and abstracts, hiking with her dog, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
MFF is proud to work with Chopp on her next book, which is a poignant exploration of art, spirituality and disease. The expected publication date will be in early 2024.Read Our Exclusive Interview with Rebecca
Wendy H. Steele is the CEO and founder of Impact100, an organization that unites and empowers women to create transformational impact on the local and global level by pooling their philanthropic resources. The Morgridge Family Foundation learned about Wendy when she invited Carrie Morgridge to give the keynote speech at an Impact100 event in Palm Beach. Carrie was immediately impressed by Wendy’s contagious generosity and how her clear vision created a collective giving movement. Beginning in 2001 with just one chapter, Steele has created a global force for good with more than 60 chapters worldwide that have donated over $123 million to nonprofits in their communities. We knew Wendy had a story that needed to be shared.
MFF Publishing is proud to present Invitation to Impact: Lighting the Path to Community Transformation. Wendy writes about making an impact, the power of generosity, the design and growth of Impact100, and the mistakes and pitfalls she overcame along the way. Through the experiences she shares, readers are invited to imagine the impact they can have—if they accept the invitation. Learn more at www.WendyHSteele.com.
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“A personal, practical guide to mobilizing local solutions to global problems.”
Adam Grant #1 New York Times best-selling author of Think Again and Host of the TED podcast WorkLife
“They say that innovation is born from necessity. Few understand this—live this—with stronger qualifications than Wendy Steele, who shares invaluable lessons which led to her standing as a philanthropic groundbreaker. The reach of Wendy’s work has changed lives, and her illuminating insights will empower more women to share in her success and give back with greater impact inside their local communities.”
Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker Founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Promise Fund of Florida
“'Invitation to Impact' is a reminder that by working together we make a much bigger impact than we can alone. The small ethical decisions we make each day may seem unimportant, but if millions make the same ethical decisions this will lead to change. The time has come for global cooperation on a large scale, and Steele’s book provides many stories that illustrate that such cooperation is our only hope of survival.”
Dr. Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace
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