eNewsletter December 2011
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eNewsletter December 2011

Happy New Year! We hope your holidays were wonderful and that 2012 is filled with joy. As we look forward to the year ahead, we'd also like to take a look back, and reflect upon the generosity our travelers have shown over the past year. In an unprecedented display of compassion for your fellow world citizens, more than 13,000 of you have donated an astounding $1,032,574 to communities around the world served by Grand Circle Foundation. This milestone has exceeded even our wildest dreams—and we're known for dreaming big. We thank you with all our hearts, and look forward to bigger dreams in 2012.

Traveling for Change
Featured Project Update

Donating Bicycles in Vietnam
A long-time Foundation partner, Vietnam's Minh Tu Orphanage/Duc Son Pagoda recently benefited from the generosity of OAT travelers who were inspired to help older children commute to secondary school.
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Recognizing Gutsy Leaders

We believe that true leadership can come from anywhere—from boardrooms to classrooms, from City Hall to city streets. It takes guts to change the world … and our leaders are helping to do so, each in their own unique way.

Bithiah Carter

Executive Director, Grand Circle Foundation Community Advisory Group
Meet the new leader of the Foundation's Community Advisory Group, and learn how she's bringing Wall Street savvy to her mission of lowering the dropout rate in Boston's most challenging neighborhoods.
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Join Us

We want to hear from you! "Like" us on Facebook and share your experience with Grand Circle Foundation. This month, we're asking:

Have you visited a Grand Circle Foundation-supported school or village? Tell us your story.

We also want to see more of your experiences through your photographs of Grand Circle Foundation visits. Email us your .jpeg files, and you could be featured on our website or in our promotional materials.

Send Your Photos! >>

Foundation News
Cuba People-to-People Program Inaugurated

Gain an inside look at the Foundation's first program to Cuba—a historic, fully authorized educational/humanitarian journey that focuses on authentic, meaningful encounters with the Cuban people.

Generous Traveler

Jumping at the Chance to Help

Travelers Jim and Jackie Showalter help repair a basketball court at the Pachar School in Peru.

Community Service

2011: The Year in Review

Take a look back at what associates at headquarters did to give back to our community.

Giving Back Around the World in 2011

See how volunteers in our regional offices gave back around the world last year.