Philanthropist Carrie Morgridge to Speak at BC on Oct. 15

September 29, 2015


Nationally recognized philanthropist and Amazon best-selling author Carrie Morgridge – vice president of the Morgridge Family Foundation – will speak at Bridgewater College Thursday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Morgridge, whose work with the foundation has sparked innovation and fueled transformation in the areas of education, health and wellness, conservation and the arts, will discuss her new book, Every Gift Matters: How Your Passion Can Change the World. Morgridge shares that anyone can change a life. She has seen firsthand how a $7 gift can truly be transformative for a family.

Morgridge’s book takes readers into the heart of the world of philanthropy, giving specific tips on how to make informed decisions for giving as well as the importance of aligning with others through trust, understanding and shared goals.

“Giving is like a journey – sometimes you venture into the unknown,” said Morgridge. “And while you may not know where you’re going or how you’re going to get there, there’s one thing I know for certain: sharing with others is so incredibly satisfying.”        

Her book illustrates ways to leverage gifts of time or money, regardless of size, and make them work harder, smarter and have a bigger impact on the community. “Every person has a unique way of giving. Whether that gift is of your time, talent or treasure, we can all make a difference in our world,” said Morgridge.

Morgridge is a recipient of the Frances Wisebart Jacobs Woman of the Year award from Mile High United Way and serves on the board of trustees at the University of Denver, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Colorado Mountain College Board of Overseers and New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning.

Morgridge created a teaching space for all educators called Share Fair Nation.  Educators from all over the Shenandoah Valley are invited to participate in FREE professional development. STEMopshere – the public side of Share Fair Nation—is a free expo featuring hundreds of interactive, educational activities for students, families and the community, which will be held at Bridgewater College Oct. 10, 2015.