A Most Shining Star Disappeared: R.I.P. John Medo

A Most Shining Star Disappeared: R.I.P. John Medo

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By Suzanne Skees John’s brother Eli says: “We don’t want to say goodbye. He was a dream boy–one of our most shining stars disappearing–as simple as that.” This week, my dear young friend John Medo, the inspiration for and first...Read more
Best Stories from 2015

Best Stories from 2015

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2015 was a wonderful year for Skees Family Foundation–full of amazing storytelling and social change. Our grantee partners continue to inspire and impress us with their dedication and innovative programming.   To finish the year, we’d like to share our...Read more
Teresa’s Story: A Tired Teacher Carries on in Kenya

Teresa’s Story: A Tired Teacher Carries on in Kenya

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By Laura D’Asaro, Cofounder and V.P. of Wema Children’s Centre, for The School Fund  I am at a public school in Kenya. In a tiny room sit 200 first graders, cross-legged on the floor. Shouting above the noise from the classroom next door penetrating the thin...Read more
Welcome to the Family: Announcing Skees Family Foundation’s 2015 Partners

Welcome to the Family: Announcing Skees Family Foundation’s 2015 Partners

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 By Suzanne Skees for Skees Family Foundation   We laughingly call SFF “the world’s tiniest foundation with the mightiest ambition” to end poverty worldwide, in our lifetime. How? As Steve Jobs put it, “We have gone to exceptional lengths...Read more
Announcing Our New Book Project! MY JOB: Real People at Work Around the World

Announcing Our New Book Project! MY JOB: Real People at Work Around the World

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Our family and foundation team are thrilled to announce the launch of our book project. Here, we disclose the what, why, who, when, and how of MY JOB. While you clock in each day to a job you may love or hate, our director, Suzanne, along with a network of experts and...Read more