Ruth Ann Harnisch is president of the Harnisch Foundation, which has given grants to hundreds of nonprofit organizations since its founding in 1998. She is a proponent of creative philanthropy whose unusual charitable investments have landed her on Oprah and the Today show.

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When You’re Invited Because Of Your Money… Use Your Money To Lead!

Posted on October 20, 2004 by Ruth Ann Harnisch

When I was invited to join the governing board of a prestigious organization, one of my colleagues offered sincere congratulations, but I could tell she was holding something back. "Are you worried that they asked me because of my money?" I asked. "Yes" she said. "I hope that doesn't hurt your feelings." I laughed "Of course they asked me because of my money. It's one of the most important things I can bring to the table!… Read More