Today, only 165 American Indian languages are spoken and it's estimated that 90% of all world languages will be lost in this century. Dakota Wicohan is committed to ensuring Dakota does not suffer the same fate as these lost languages.
Sarah Abbott is investing in the next generation of progressive donors. She feels that donating to Headwaters has made her part of a community of young people who support “impactful progressive philanthropy.”
Barbra Wiener and Catharine Reid embody donor activism in the fullest sense. They make things happen through strategic giving, daily engagement in community work, seeking creative solutions to community problems, and inspiring and challenging others to invest talents, energy and financial resources in working for justice.
“I’m moved by Headwaters’ ability to understand that big change doesn’t happen by throwing money at huge organizations that have all of the bells and whistles – they know that real change comes out of funding the organizing power of the people,” Espejel said.
Elly and Kate are founding Headwaters donors whose investment and faith in Headwaters helped launch a bold, new form of philanthropy in Minnesota. They continue a long family tradition of giving back to the community and the world, particularly helping to strengthen the local community by supporting emerging, cutting edge issues.
Shayna and Phyllis embody donor activism in the fullest sense. They make things happen through strategic philanthropy, daily engagement in community work, seeking creative solutions to societal problems and inspiring and challenging others to invest their talents, energy and financial resources in working for justice.
A loyal supporter of Headwaters and other progressive organizations, Kim has consistently and boldly invested her money and time in working to create a just, sustainable world. Her giving and investing is directed to radical social change, addressing the root causes of problems and recognizing that all injustice is interconnected.