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Dyan Connolly

HR Director/Career Coach, Savvis Communications

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Focus the lessons learned by The Gates Foundation to one village: health & wellness; financial services, agriculture or industry, education

If I won the $640M lottery last week, I was going to engage The Gates Foundation via a $5M donation to see if we could bring all their service areas together and create a wholistic master plan for one village. Apply the master plan and see if the needle could be moved in terms of: education, health, sustainable economic drivers, community development, peace.

This was an idea that jumped into my head and heart like a bright light.


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  • Apr 4 2012: So you believe that there's one thing that we can currently do that costs $5M that would turn one village into a blooming wonderland of joy, yet somehow noone already does this? And you are not willing to spend more than 0,8% of your lottery winnings on this?

    Seen from a charitable point of view, you would do more good per theoretical lottery ticket by just giving the money to a sharity in the first place. So in a very real scenario, you can choose to do more good now, then you could ever do with the money, by not buying the ticket.

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