Let's boost American Diversity Report

My purpose of this campaign is to ensure that the American Diversity Report (ADR) will continue to provide a valuable public service as an educational and informational online media platform and training resource for a new generation of leaders—and for every generation. The funds will boost the capacity, increase accessibility and modernize the design for a broader reach and growing readership. 

The ADR has benefitted the workplace and communities locally, nationally and globally for the past 15 years. The ADR has always been free of charge as part of my lifetime efforts to help foster greater understanding and acceptance of diversity, inclusion and related issues in our increasingly multicultural, multiracial and multiethnic nation — and, indeed, the world.

I persevere in this endeavor despite life-threatening illnesses. I’m now in my golden years and have already endured major surgery resulting in my being unable to speak for years. Unfortunately, I’ve also suffered through mourning the deaths of every member of my nuclear family. May they Rest In Peace.

The ADR is one significant way I continue to make my voice heard by sharing diversity resource and spreading a vital message about the importance of diversity and inclusion to make our world a better place for all people—which is needed now more than ever, as current events attest.

I'm grateful for my life and the ability to continue my father's legacy as a U.S. military intelligence officer who liberated a Nazi death camp during World War II. In addition to being the founder and editor-in-chief of ADR, I have served as the executive director of Jewish Federations, created the DuPage/Chicago Interfaith Resource Network and the Southeast Women's Council on Diversity. 

While working in Tulsa, I was trained by the FBI in addressing and responding to  hate groups after the tragic Oklahoma City bombing and destruction of the Murrah federal building by white supremacist domestic terrorists. I currently serve on the Tennessee Holocaust Commission and the Chattanooga Council Against Hate. My latest book is titled “When Hate  Groups March Down Main Street: Engaging A Community Response”.

In addition to being an award-winning author of 15 books—and being named by Forbes Magazine as a top “Diversity and Inclusion Trailblazer”—I am still humbled by the honor of giving people a voice through the ADR. It's a privilege to engage every day with people of goodwill in tikkun olam (which in Hebrew means “repair of the world“).

The funds raised herein will be leveraged to expand the award-winning ADR platform, which promotes diverse writers community of more than 800 articles, podcasts, and a community project that counteracts hate: ADR New Beginnings . The funds will also boost the ADR's reach and readership of expert articles covering timely issues of race, color, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, generational differences, and thought leadership on diversity and inclusion.

On September 14 at 7:00pm Eastern Time, Carlos Cortes and I will co-host a special Donors Town Hall with other advisors and our donors.  ADR:  Shaping the Future of Diversity.   (It's also my birthday!) I hope to reach our funding goal by then with your generous help and kind support. Please join our mission to Promote Diversity, Foster Inclusion and Counteract Hate.  Together, we can make a real and lasting impact for the betterment of society during these troubling times and for all times. 

The ADR’s diverse voices need to be heard now more than ever. 

I can’t thank you enough for your kind consideration to make a lasting real-world difference by supporting diversity and inclusion efforts which are needed now more than ever. Thank you, hope to see you at the Donors Town Hall, and God bless you.

Donations

  • Gay Moore 
    • $40 
    • 2 d
  • Nicole Sloane 
    • $100 
    • 3 d
  • Carole Long 
    • $25 
    • 10 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $15 
    • 23 d
  • Susan McCuistion 
    • $50 
    • 23 d
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Organizer

Deborah Levine 
Organizer
Chattanooga, TN
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