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As I See It Quotation of the Week – A A Milne 5/21/18

Epilogue: This is Where it All Began

It has been five years since Eblen Charities co-founder Joe Eblen passed away at the age of 87. So as we once again take to the Cliffs at Walnut Cove for the fifth time without him for the new Wicked Weed / Brad Johnson Celebrity Golf Classic. But it is always during this week, that all of us at Eblen look back on how all of the work of the Eblen Foundation and now the Eblen Charities began and how … Continue reading

Forty-Four Cents – A Modern Tale of the Widow’s Mite

No matter what our faith may be, I would tend to believe that almost everyone knows the story of the widow’s mite, the story of the poor widow who entered the temple who put her offering into the temple treasury. She did so quietly and alone. She was not looking for any recognition as the wealthy were who went before her putting in large amounts money and making sure that all who were around were well aware of their generosity. … Continue reading

Remembering Joe Eblen

Remembering Joe Eblen T his Friday will mark the 5th anniversary of the passing of our friend and co-founder of Eblen Charities Joe Eblen. In honor of his memory we are reprinting the article that was printed in Meeting the Challenge the Monday after his death. REMEMBERING JOE PHILANTHROPIST LEAVES LEGACY OF HELPING OTHERS “He has lived a beautiful life, and has left a beautiful field. He has sacrificed the hour to give service for all time. He has entered … Continue reading

As I See It: Quotation of the Week – Charles Dickens 4/30/18

Thanks to All Who Kept So Many Warm This Winter

With warm days finally upon us we haven’t forgotten all the wonderful families we served this winter for heating assistance and all who helped us keeping so many warm. We are still compiling the total numbers of all our families assisted with heating and utilities for the winter but we do know that through our heating programs, we served nearly 12,000 families with nearly three quarters of a million dollars from the beginning of November through the end of March. … Continue reading

As I See It: Quotation of the Week – Muhammad Ali 4/22/18

A Remarkable Mind

On April 29, 1962 at a dinner honoring the the Nobel Prize winners of the western hemisphere, President John F. Kennedy remarked, “I want to tell you how welcome you are to the White House. I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered together at the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.” This past Friday, we celebrated Thomas Jefferson’s 274th birthday. He was born … Continue reading

As I See It: Quotation of the Week – Alexandre Dumas’ 4/15/18

As I See It: Calcutta Revisited

Last month I had had a unique opportunity in receiving a most generous invitation to deliver the keynote address at the TEDX / Riverton Conference in Salt Lake City. I was asked to talk about our work at Eblen Charities, the Eblen Center for Social Enterprise, and my latest book “Find Your Own Calcutta – Living a Life of Service and Meaning in a Selfish World” and in preparing for the talk I had a chance to take some time … Continue reading