I established the Moving Forward on Your Own Family Foundation to assist widows and their children--through grants to nonprofits that benefit widows. I'm grateful to advisors, organizations and corporate firms who have sponsored my speaking events. Part of their sponsorship payments have been added to my foundation. Likewise, a portion of guidebook sales is added there.  It's highly gratifying to "invest" and multiply money this special way. I agree with Winston Churchill, who said, 

"We make a living by what we get.
We make a life by what we give."

It's true that giving pays rich dividends to the giver. Helping to make a difference in the lives of others is a meaningful way for me to turn passive gratitude into active gratitude. Plus, I the more I share with others . . . the more I receive. Just works that way! Here are some of the nonprofits receiving one or multiple grants from our MFoYO Foundation:

• Beauty for Ashes Worldwide Inc.
• Chicago Police Memorial Foundation 
• Domestic Violence Services Inc. (Wellspring)Ch icago Police Memorial Foundation
 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America-Women's Ministries 
• Life Path Hospice--Chapters Health System
• Livingkindness FoundationFoundation
• Liz Logelin Foundation
Modern Widows Club
• New Life Village, Inc.
• One City Chorus
Soaring Spirits Foundation 
• Soroptimist Foundation
• The Widows Journey 
• Trinity Lutheran Seminary
• White Rainbow Project 
• Widow Connection, Inc. 


Our first grant bought treadle sewing machines for widows in Africa. They learn to sew for themselves and their children. Plus, they make items to sell, financially supporting their families.