Philanthropy Roundtable’s interview series, “Doers to Donors,” highlights how innovators and self-made entrepreneurs are improving lives through charitable giving. In each episode, President and CEO Elise Westhoff sits down with a philanthropist to learn about their personal journey, passion for charitable giving and advice for those wanting to make a difference.
About the Series
Meet the innovators and self-made entrepreneurs who are strengthening communities and improving lives through meaningful philanthropy. Their stories—from the challenges and opportunities of building a business to unique approaches to giving—inspire us all to consider how we can make a bigger impact in our own communities.
Maureen and Kelly Hackett
Elise Westhoff interviews Maureen Hackett, co-founder and president of the Hackett Family Foundation, and her daughter Kelly Hackett, who serves as the foundation’s vice president. The Hackett Family Foundation is dedicated to serving a variety of charitable causes, including mental health, cancer research and faith-based education institutions, among others.
Elise Westhoff sits down with Jeff Sandefer, founder of Sandefer Capital Partners. Watch this interview to learn more about Sandefer’s deep involvement in helping children realize their aspirations by “seeing the world through their eyes.” Sandefer also urges other philanthropists to “be in the trenches and have humility.”
Elise Westhoff sits down with Bernie Marcus, co-founder of The Home Depot, to discuss his journey to success and his commitment to philanthropy. Watch this interview to learn more about Marcus’s devotion to causes like veterans’ mental health care, autism treatment and Jewish education. During this conversation, he also calls on others to get involved in charitable giving and “do something great.”
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