Toxic (and non-Toxic) Charity
February 16, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
Rev. Dr. Matthew Johnson
Recently, leaders in the non-profit world have wondered more clearly about the “charity industry” and how to make sure that charity actually makes the world better, instead of repeating patterns that are unhelpful. Two local leaders who have worked on this question will share their learnings with us.
Linda Sandquist is a lifelong Rockfordian and has made her career in the human service sector for the last 15 years. She currently serves as the Vice President of United Way. She has two “do-gooder” daughters, one a hospice social worker and one a kindergarten teacher. She is the proud grandma of 10 month old granddaughter, Joanna, and to 4 year old granddog, June. Brab Roos, also a lifelong Rockfordian, is a volunteer consultant with the Northern Illinois Center for Non-Profit Excellence. He was executive director of Zion Development for twenty years, helping lead the revitalization of Midtown, before his retirement in 2014. He and his wife Susan have three adult sons.
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