The beauty of Giving Tuesday is that donors can be assured that every organization is a valid 501c3 which is making a difference in communities in your neighborhood or, like Tribe Rising India, in places around the world with names you may have never heard before.
As you consider participating in Giving Tuesday, thank you for remembering Tribe Rising India. And in case you have forgotten the incredible impact you have already made, check out this year’s gala event video below!
Below is a brief interview from donor and volunteer extraordinaire Ed Addeo, pictured above. He and his wife Jovita have supported Tribe Rising India since its inception. Ed appreciates the transparency of knowing exactly how Tribe Rising is spending your donations.
What impels you to support Tribe Rising? And why should other people care about what Tribe Rising is doing?
Rarely can contributors to any cause know for certain where their money is going. Tribe Rising India is assisting and empowering an impoverished population that would ordinarily have no hope of escaping poverty and hunger.
Was there someone or something in high school that influenced you as a student, or set you on a career path?
My French teacher Brother Leo encouraged me to pursue languages as well as science as a major in college. Alas, I followed the sciences and earned only B’s and C’s, whereas I had straight A’s in French and Latin. He was also influential in my getting a scholarship to Notre Dame.
What was the best trip you have ever taken?
Hard to say. A month in Italy? Three weeks in Greece? A river cruise down the Rhine? I always enjoy learning the language of the country I am visiting. I found I could soon get along in Greek and Chinese. To this day, I enjoy greeting people at church in eight different languages.
What is the best book you have read in the past 12 months?
The Yosemite Saga, by Edmond G. Addeo, is a personal favorite! I also greatly enjoyed The Fatal Shore (a history of Australia) and all of Bill Bryson’s books, especially A Short History of Nearly Everything.
What is one thing you’d like to share with the Gurap students?
The key to success is education. Do not ignore your studies!