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Preserving a Dying Legacy

October 2010
By: Tera Hilliard
"I am a Black American and a great-granddaughter of Booker T. Washington, who led the poorest and most illiterate among his race up from slavery shortly after the end of the Civil War. When I speak on his legacy, I reflect on the fact that the history of our race in the United States has always been...
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When We Can't Save Everyone

October 2010
By: Anna Somers
A strange sound interrupted our evening meal. "What's that?" my husband asked. We stared at each other in confusion. Finally, it hit me. "The hotline phone!" I had been carrying it around for a month, but tonight was the first time anyone called. My husband and I scrambled to find it. "CareNet Pr...
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Centerboard: Mind Your IRS Ps & Qs

October 2010
By: Tom Lothamer
A friend recently called to warn me about an IRS crackdown. They're going after tax-exempt organizations that have failed to satisfy annual filing requirements for three consecutive years, and the penalty is severe: loss of tax-exempt status. A trip to the IRS website confirmed the danger. Clicking...
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Front and Center

October 2010
By: Jerry Thacker
You are changing — we are changing. The only thing that we can be sure of in this life is change. People are born, grow, and eventually die. Organizations start, grow, mature, plateau, decline, and eventually pass off the scene. At The Center magazine has now been published in paper and on t...
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A List to Check

July 2010
By: Mark Hiehle
I once heard of two older ladies who took a cooking class at a local college. The instructor was describing the process of hollowing out an egg. The teacher told the class to first perforate the egg at the basal end, and then repeat the action on the apex. Then, placing your lips over one end, with ...
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The Church and the Single Mom

July 2010
By: Jennifer Barnes Maggio
She walks into the church and cautiously looks around with her four-year-old daughter in tow. She hesitantly makes her way to a pew at the back of the church and sits quietly, thumbing through her Bible, avoiding eye contact at all costs. She has contemplated this day for months. She wonders if she ...
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