It’s National Volunteer Week. Six months after Sandy, Jill Iscol on what volunteers meant to the recovery.
Educator and activist Jill Iscol, Ed.D, is president of the IF Hummingbird Foundation, a family foundation established in 1989 to support domestic and international efforts to strengthen democracy and reduce the social, economic, and educational inequalities that threaten it. For the past two decades, Jill has supported and participated in numerous organizations and has developed an expertise in identifying visionary leaders and programs at early stages of their development. She fosters their advancement by providing seed capital and guidance enabling them to become stable, sustainable, and successful organizations, impacting lives around the globe. As a Democratic Party activist, Jill served as co-chair for Hillary Rodham Clinton for Senate’s New York Finance Committee and as national vice-chair of Hillary Rodham Clinton for President’s 2008 Finance Committee. In addition, Jill serves as a trustee of Horizons National, on the advisory board of the Center for New American Security in Washington, as a member of the New York State Commission on National and Community Service, and most recently on the US-Afghan Women’s Council. Jill’s first book, Hearts on Fire: Stories of Today’s Visionaries Igniting Idealism into Action, was released as a Random House Trade Paperback in January 2013.
Read excerpts from Jill Iscol’s ‘Hearts on Fire,’ about people around the world working to change lives.
How young men and women are turning their hard times into global progress. By Jill W. Iscol.