As a Menlo Park children’s photographer, I love when I can give back to the community and help others, especially children. Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital is where both my children were born and luckily they were two bouncing beautifully healthy children. It is a huge privilege to be able to contribute my talents to benefit children. Philanthropy supports clinical care, research, and education to improve the health of children and expectant mothers, locally and worldwide through the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health.
The AMBASSADORS FOR LUCILE PACKARD CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL hosted their 7th annual Lunch and Learn benfiting the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. Ambassadors members selected a new medical patient room as their first of four Fund-a-Need goal: $150,000. Suzanne Crandall and Rose Lanham, Co-Presidents, Ambassadors introduced the event speakers.
The BRING ME A BOOK FOUNDATION donated stacks and stacks of books to the hospital. Their mission strengthen the language and literacy skills of underserved children.
Susan Ford Dorsey interviewed Dr. Condoleezza Rice about various aspects of her career, political views and personal life.
Dr. Rice, former Secretary of State of the United States, is currently the Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business; the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution; and a professor of Political Science at Stanford University. She is also a founding partner of RiceHadleyGates, LLC. She was the first African American woman to serve as Secretary of State and was also the first woman to serve as President George W. Bush’s Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs from 2001-2005.
Ambassador Board members Sylvia Edwards, Melissa Kepner and Heather Koch were co-chairs for event planning for the 7th Annual Lunch & Learn.
It was an inspiring talk and my most favorite part was Dr. Rice’s thoughts on mentors. She mentioned that there is a conceit that mentors and role models need to look like us. She suggested we find mentors wherever we can. They should be interested, be able to advocate for you and show you the ropes. We might need different mentors for different stages of life. Very insightful information!
When asked if she had plans to run for presidency, her answer was no. She added, “You have to know what you are cut out to do.”
My specialty is creating photographic art to preserve memories of children and those who love the. I’d love to chat with you about pricing, the experience or session availability. Give me a call at 415. 518. 8880.