E-Newsletter October 2011
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E-Newsletter October 2011

Few things make us prouder than seeing our associates recognized for giving back to their communities—and this month, we had two special opportunities. The Greater Boston Food Bank honored our volunteers for more than two years of continued community service. And "Gutsy Leader" Chris Pedersen received the "Difference Maker" award from the New England Patriots.

Of course, it doesn't take an award to recognize the wonderful things you do each day. We're inspired by each and every one of you.

Traveling for Change
Invest in a Village

The St. Petersburg Music Boarding School, Russia
When the Foundation first discovered this school in 2004, it was on the brink of collapse. This month, a Foundation associate saw in person just how far the school has come—and made a special donation of his own.
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Recognizing Gutsy Leaders

Chris Pedersen

VP of Marketing Database, Grand Circle Corporation
Recipient, "Patriots Difference Maker" Award
As a dedicated volunteer for Rebuilding Together, Chris Pedersen often focuses on behind-the-scenes work—but his good deeds haven't gone unnoticed, as he learned this past October.
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Will Austin
Chief Operating Officer, Uncommon Schools | Boston
It's a rare student who stumbles on the realization—while still in college—of where he'd like to spend his career. Will Austin is one of those rare individuals. And his passion for working with inner-city middle schoolers is changing lives in Boston.
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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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Foundation News 
Travelers Share Photos

Heartwarming photos from Foundation-supported schools and villages.

Generous Traveler 

"Mama Susan" Rickert Reports from Tanzania
For her latest project at Banjika Secondary School, Susan gets her community involved.

Community Service 

Greater Boston Food Bank Luncheon
Grand Circle is honored with the Volunteers of the Year award.

Happier Mealtimes
in Thailand

Our Bangkok associates improve the kitchen area at Pu Ong Ka Primary School.