On Thursday, July 19, you can hear from an MCF member who’s done just that: Cathie Hartnett, executive director of the National Youth Recovery Foundation and of the Kevin J. Mossier Foundation. She’ll be taking part in Bold Conversations, the monthly phone discussion hosted by Bolder Giving that features extraordinary givers who share strategies, challenges and excitement about their giving.
After becoming the youngest person elected to office in Minnesota in 1976, Cathie went on to coordinate delegates for the first White House Conference On Women and to lead the first pro-choice PAC: Voters for Choice. That led to many years in Washington D.C. raising money and contributing her own assets toward her favorite causes. Cathie gave away the entirety of an inheritance she received in her early twenties (worth millions today) by consistently responding to needs she saw in the movements she supports. She is passionate about engaging her peers and their children in conversations about money and how to give boldly.