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Meg Nocero

Aug 5 2020

Teach You What I Didn’t Know: 5 Tips to Get You Writing / by Meg Nocero

“The  journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” Lao Tzu In the Beginning As a child, I always wanted to be a writer. I suppose in reality I was as I would spend hours each week creating stories. To bolster this creative path, my family loved to go to the movies, attend the…


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I’m so grateful to Todd and Stephanie for supporting the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement. I’m thrilled that they have joined the movement to help wipe out Alzheimer’s once and for all. Thank you in advance for teaming up with Todd and Stephanie to support WAM’s education and research programs!

Maria Shriver
Founder, Women's Alzheimer's Movement
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"Best of luck with all the good work you are doing."

Lisa Jakub
Writer, yoga teacher, and former actress

"So thrilled that you're leaning into the work of making things better."

Seth Godin
Best-selling author

"Thank you so much again! You guys did an amazing job for us and for Bheem (the puppy)! We are so grateful and you guys are amazing for doing this! So thank you thank you!"

Ashley Feck
Animal House Shelter, Huntley, IL
Donated $200 to assist with helping children, teens, and adults come out of the COVID-19 lockdown, with free educational support, creative outlets, and job search assistance!

Thank you for your generous gift. In these uncertain times, it's heartwarming to know that you stand with everyone who relies on Chicago Public Library's spaces, services, and programming to learn, grow, play, and connect. Now that branches are open again, these services are more essential than ever before. I thank you for standing with us as we welcome everyone back to rebuild their lives and our communities.

Brenda Langstraat
Raised $1,130 during COVID-19 to support first responders!! And, we matched an additional $1,000 from our donor-advised fund.

"Thank you so much for choosing to support our foundation and our efforts to support our first responders during these trying times."

Logan Allison
Gary Sinise Foundation

"Thank you for your initiative and commitment."

Janea Boyles

"Todd and Stephanie Schnick have created this foundation to serve the very things they are passionate about...Alzheimer's, animals, and education, by working to make all lives better!"

Sissy Long

"Love what Todd & Stephanie Schnick are doing to benefit families facing Alzheimer’s."

Rayanne Thorn Krueger

"Looking forward to see all the incredible work this family foundation will support. They have hearts of gold and will do amazing things!!"

Mary Lynn Ulch

"They are very thoughtful and caring people."

Judith Rokop

You two are wonderful human beings who I feel blessed to know.  Thank you for what you do to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s and the many other important causes you feature on the Foundation Podcast.

Erin Mulcahy Stein
Executive Director, Women's Alzheimer's Movement