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Women in Philanthropy

Two female volunteers smiling for Women in Philanthropy

Last week, I discussed Community Foundations in the Youngstown area.   The Youngstown Foundation, Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, and the Wean Foundation, were mentioned.  All are located in the local area and work diligently to serve the people in our area.  We have two United Way’s in the area, one in Mahoning County and… read more >>

Dealing with Difficult People

Image showing Frustration. Two men having argument.

Let’s face it, we all deal with difficult people.  We deal with them at home, with friends, and in the main–stream public.  We also deal with difficult people at work—that is your co-workers, your boss, customers, and yes, even colleagues you may get along with. It is important to learn the interpersonal skills you need when faced with difficult situations and people;… read more >>

Focus on Community Foundations

Local Foundations and United Way During the Pandemic  You’ve probably seen or heard in the media, mention of the Community Foundations in our immediate area.  Right now, especially you’re hearing about them because of the rapid response they’ve made to the COVID-19 pandemic.    The local Community Foundations include the Youngstown Foundation and the Community Foundation of the… read more >>

Retro Recipe: Ambrosia Salad

This week’s cooking video is a throwback.  Ambrosia salad looks more like a dessert than a typical leafy salad, but it is a vintage favorite of summer picnics and barbecues!   First known recipes of ambrosia salad date as far back as 1867, when citrus fruit was becoming more available. Recipes were often oranges and fresh pineapple layered together with sugar.  In Greek… read more >>