SAGE StoryTree

Meet Our Sages


The StoryTree celebrates the volunteer efforts and innovations of our Sages – people over fifty who contribute significant amounts of time and energy to benefit younger and future generations. Sages featured in our StoryTree also have the opportunity to advise peers who may wish to undertake a similar effort in his or her own community.


Bruce Watts

Bruce Watts

Bruce is giving forward by teaching young adults accountability, respect and integrity. "Establishing trust with a mentee takes time, but the payoff is worth the investment." Click on the link below to learn more.

http://www.wearesage.org/resource-center/storytree/sage-bruce-watts/
Nancy Bond

Nancy Bond

Meet Nancy Bond. She’s giving forward by helping young adults gain a footing in life.

http://wearesage.org/index.php?cID=255
Mohammad Rahman

Mohammad Rahman

Mohammad is giving forward by investing in children’s education around the world. “Elders have an opportunity to leverage their own gifts from life in order to open doors and create opportunities for children.” Click on the following link to learn more:

http://www.wearesage.org/resource-center/storytree/sage-mohammad-rahman
Jeanne Magmer

Jeanne Magmer

Jeanne is giving forward by helping students with scholarships, grants, and backpacks to get the right start for school. "I wanted to make a difference for kids by leaving my corner of the world a little bit better for the next generation. Investing in our kids is what really counts." Click on the following link to learn more:

http://www.wearesage.org/resource-center/storytree/sage-jeanne-magmer/
Graham Covington

Graham Covington

Graham is giving forward by investing his time with underprivileged high school students to prepare them for college and career. “If our kids learn to be critical thinkers, they can do anything.” Click on the following link to learn more:

http://www.wearesage.org/resource-center/storytree/sage-graham-covington
Roberta Schwarz

Roberta Schwarz

Roberta is giving forward by building a park. “Make the best of every day.” Click on the following link to learn more:

http://www.wearesage.org/resource-center/storytree/sage-roberta-schwarz
Don Williams

Don Williams

Don is giving forward through civic leadership and service. “Paying it back is one of those good clichés – rooted in the idea that our successes are built on the investments others made in us.” Click on the following link to learn more:

http://www.wearesage.org/resource-center/storytree/sage-don-williams/
Lenny Dee

Lenny Dee

Lenny is giving forward through climate change activism. "We can lead by building a mass movement here that will make a real difference." Click on the following link to learn more:

http://www.wearesage.org/resource-center/storytree/sage-lenny-dee
 Eric, Jeff & Will

Eric, Jeff & Will

Eric, Jeff, and Will are giving forward by coming together to invest in activism for future generations. "So many people want to give to charitable causes. That becomes easy when you just change your spending a little, from unnecessary stuff to supporting activists who are totally dedicated to co-creating a better world." Click on the following link to learn more:

http://www.wearesage.org/resource-center/storytree/sage-giving-circles
Lori Davidson

Lori Davidson

Lori is giving forward by sharing skills with millennials to help them achieve their potential. "Working side-by-side with young professionals is more fun than you can imagine—I've had some eye-opening conversations with a very diverse group of people outside of my usual social circles. I'm a better person for it." Click on the following link to learn more:

http://www.wearesage.org/resource-center/storytree/sage-lori-davidson
Susan Hammer

Susan Hammer

Susan is giving forward through board service and community leadership. "My life has been enriched immeasurably by relationships with really smart, committed, innovative people—staff, board, volunteers—who I otherwise would not have met." Click on the following link to learn more:

http://www.wearesage.org/resource-center/storytree/sage-susan-hammer
Walt Mintkeski

Walt Mintkeski

Walt is giving forward by advocating to preserve water quality and improve energy efficiency for future generations. "Whatever you do, it will help you sleep better at night because you will know you will be doing something to make the world a better place." Click on the following link to learn more:

http://www.wearesage.org/resource-center/storytree/sage-walt-mintkeski
Steve Griffith

Steve Griffith

Meet Steve Griffith. He’s giving forward by investing in young leaders and their education.

http://www.wearesage.org/resource-center/storytree/sage-steve-griffith/

 

Nominate a Sage for our StoryTree

We welcome nominations and self-nominations of Sages for our StoryTree. We’re happy to feature teams of people too.

With your help, your story will encourage someone else to plant a seed of opportunity for future generations. To nominate a Sage, please contact us with your nominee’s name and a couple of sentences about why you’d like his or her story featured.

We’ll then let you know if we are able to publish your nominee’s story. In general, we’ll ask the nominating party to help us out by interviewing the nominee or providing some more information about his or her volunteer effort. Working together, we can craft a short vignette (about a half page) about your nominee for our StoryTree. We’ll make sure your nominee is comfortable with the story before we publish it.

E-mail or call in nominations to Steve Higgs at shiggs@wearesage.org or (971) 717-6570.