E-Newsletter July 2011
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E-Newsletter July 2011
The late Sir Edmund Hillary was more than just an Honorary Director of Grand Circle Foundation. He was a trusted advisor and a friend. His tremendous values live on in his widow, Lady June Hillary, who remains a dear friend to this day. We are honored to feature her this month as a Gutsy Leader.

There's a bit of the Hillary philosophy in everything we strive to do at Grand Circle Foundation: give villages what they tell us they need, rather than what we think they need. And when a project is finished, it belongs not to the Foundation, but to the community. We are grateful to have learned from the best—and to share what we've learned for the future.
Traveling for Change
Invest in a Village

Featured Project Update


Strengthening a Sense of Community in Quel Quel
Situated nearly 1,000 miles south of the Chilean capital of Santiago, Chiloe Island boasts its own unique folklore and traditions—and a very strong sense of community. So when we asked leaders in the village of Quel Quel how the Foundation could best support their needs, it came as no surprise that constructing the village fogon—a traditional gathering area—was at the top of their list.
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Recognizing Gutsy Leaders


Lady June Hillary

Chair, Himalayan Trust
Honorary Director, Grand Circle Foundation

When you're climbing a mountain, it's usually best not to look back. That's the approach Lady June Hillary has taken toward the uphill journey of life. But what a life the wife of the late Sir Edmund Hillary has led!
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Janice Lathen
Founding Executive Director, Powering Potential
Growing up, Janice Lathen probably never imagined that her destiny would ultimately lead her to give her heart to the Tanzanian village of Karatu. But an OAT African safari revealed to her how she could use her computer expertise to change the lives of children in the local schools.
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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.

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Help for New Zealand
Christchurch Rebuilds   

A progress report from the Salvation Army, recipient of a $10,000 donation from Grand Circle Foundation. Plus, impressions from an OAT Trip Leader.
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Foundation News

Inspiring Corporate Social Responsibility

A group of executive MBA candidates from Spain visited Grand Circle headquarters for a seminar on companies that give back.
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Community Service 

Repairs and Recreation
in Laos
   

Our associates visited Kia Luang for a day of service, teaching villages that it pays to work hard and play hard.
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