The Impact of Work

2019 has been an incredible year at the Making a Difference Foundation! Our little team of three hit our 1-year work anniversary and we moved into a new space dedicated to the Foundation. We implemented new technology solutions and enhanced our communications. We received over 50 Local Grant requests and…

Cultural Sensitivities

I’ll never forget being corrected 12 years ago while dining at a Japanese restaurant, I was rubbing my chopsticks together. My date told me “You know that is highly offensive”! I had no idea and took to google to confirm his judgment. Sure enough, I was dead wrong. The problem…

Reverse Culture Shock?

Language barriers. Homesickness. Stepping into the unknown. All a part of the phenomenon called culture shock. These are things you may worry about before traveling overseas or departing on a medical mission trip. But for some, returning home can prove equally as challenging. When traveling abroad, you are often stepping…

Create Your Ripple

Scott Adams, the creator of the Dilbert comic strip, said “remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.”  This idea is at the core of our mission of the Making a Difference Foundation. We believe that each of…

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