Transforming the art of giving through self, creativity, and partnership.

Spiders are mythic. Indigenous creation stories inform us that the universe was birthed from the abdomen of Grandmother Spider; her silk threads providing the foundational web that supports all of creation. Out of nothing…something. The action of philanthropy mirrors the power of the spider: vision (looking within to find the spark), creating (grabbing the spark, casting and spinning it into the outer world) and connecting (joining our web with others to capture life giving energy).

I’m Alyson McGregor and this is my vision for philanthropy.

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PeaceTrees Vietnam

PeaceTrees Vietnam is dedicated to healing communities affected by war through landmine removal and education, survivor assistance, community development, and citizen diplomacy.

Global Partnerships

Global Partnerships’ mission is to expand opportunity for people living in poverty. For over 20 years, GP has invested in social businesses in Latin America, the Caribbean and sub-Saharan Africa that bring essential goods and services to marginalized communities.

The stories within our life web are complex and guided by a few powerful moments.

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