Melinda, I don't want to be mean or negative, for sure not, but I would like to know your motivation, why you made this foundation? Are you really a philanthropic business woman? I guess you started this foundation with the same reason why other big companies are doing it, so they can give money to their foundation and so reduce their income tax. Making a huge amount of money feels good, because that is the highest goal and dream of most people. Right?
You had to spend the money of your foundation for a good purpose and then you found out, that this also makes you feel good and of course it is very positive and it would be good if more people would use their power to help others and not only to make more money and gain even more power.
Having this foundation not only gives a better image to your business, it also gives you a self image that makes you feel better and justifies being unbelievable rich.
So far, so good. Now comes my question:
Melinda, you know, that having money and so 'being rich' at the outside, doesn't mean that also one is rich at ones inside. Are you also rich inside? What is it that makes you rich within yourself? At the outside you are rich enough and I guess you are not striving for more, but what are you doing or looking for to become rich as a human individual?
You are a child of this society and so you were receiving the education like every body else, adapting all the goals and values that are part of the established mindset. One of these goals is to make a lot of money, this you have achieved, as well that you have a good husband and nice children and every thing you need in your life and more - . What is it that is still missing?
Might it be that you got the good taste when helping others, that now you want to achieve even more? Something that has such a strong impact, that it can change the whole world? Did you ever had the idea to hit the root cause of why humanity is in such a miserable condition on all levels? Even coming near to the destruction of our living space the planet Earth!
There are practical ways to initiate a transformational process into the lives of every body, not only through basic education, but this goes against the interests of the established money making system and so it is hard to find support for such an intention. I am not talking about religious or spiritual belief systems, these have failed since centuries, apart of giving an emotional frame for helpless people, who are underdeveloped in their personal growing.
Do you have any open question or an urge to find out about it? Because any project you might want to support, can only go so far as your own conscious level goes...
If you are interested, we can go further into this. (We are a group of friends, who would like to support you in your 'philanthropic' intention.)