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The Generosity Epidemic

Did you know that we are biologically wired to give? Oxytocin (the love/trust hormone) suppresses the stress hormone cortisol. The more you give, the more oxytocin is released. Not only is the hormone released in you, it’s released in the recipient and anyone witnessing the generosity exchange. You cannot biologically live in fear and be generous at the same time.

The “Generosity Guru” (my title for her!) is our local friend, Wendy Steele. She is the Founder of Impact 100, which brings transformational grants to local communities that focus on: Culture, Education, Environment, Family, and Health and Wellness. This organization started in Cincinnati, Ohio, and now has an international reach giving significant grants ($100,000 or more).

By the end of 2016, Impact 100 organizations in the United States will have given away more than $42 MILLION to people in need. And it is still growing!

Today, I (Shea) will be asking Wendy to share her journey into generosity and why it has mattered so much to her. She will also share practical advice for business owners who want to go from success to significance through their giving.