SAGE honored New York Times Columnist Nicholas Kristof as its 2014 Visiting SAGE speaker. Presenting to over 750 guests, Mr. Kristof spoke about his new book, A Path Appears, which he co-authored with his wife, Sheryl WuDunn. Kristof described meaningful and effective new ways to connect to causes that make a real difference—from helping those in our very own communities to helping people across the world. Kristof demonstrated how even small gifts given in the right ways can add up to the millions of drops that fill buckets and change lives.
Mr. Kristof is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author, a celebrated columnist with The New York Times, and an Oregonian. Recapping the event, Ward Greene, President of SAGE, said “Kristof inspired us tonight with his message that we can all make a difference in the world by connecting to a cause larger than ourselves. SAGE is providing concrete opportunities for older adults to help younger and future generations, right here in Oregon.”
The purpose of the Visiting SAGE program is to inspire people to find new pathways to civic leadership and service to strengthen our communities and to improve opportunity for coming generations. This year’s event was co-sponsored by Literary Arts, and the reception was sponsored by Beneficial State Bank. Promotional sponsors included Coalition for a Livable Future, Elders in Action, Mercy Corps, and World Affairs Council of Oregon. The Venue sponsor was First Congregational United Church of Christ.