My hope is that you are in this work we call advancement because you are driven to make the lived experience for others better.
My hope is that you chose this work because you are committed to a meaningful mission.
My hope is that you wake up most days eager to fully live into a cause that has the potential to transform individuals, families, communities, and the world.
My hope is that you are an advancement professional because you believe using your professional gifts and graces to help others become the best they can be is about as worthy as work can get.
My hope is that you read the above statements and thought first not about your institution’s mission but, rather, about the cause of philanthropy and how donors are positively shaped by it. Advancement is a calling.
And my ultimate hope is that you embrace that.