The Spirit of Philanthropy
Bottle the energy and passion of the holiday season, and sprinkle it throughout the year. Take a breath, and enjoy memorable holiday moments with your family. Recharge your batteries, and watch "It's a Wonderful Life." It is a wonderful life when you make a difference in the lives of others. Happy holidays to you and your family.
To be successful in our profession, there has to be a little George Bailey in all of us. Always strive to put others first, and you will be totally satisfied with your career choice. Always keep the spirit of philanthropy within you, and don't be greedy. Rub some spirit on those you touch! You are not in a dream. You do exist, so make every day count!
F. Duke Haddad, EdD, CFRE, is currently associate director of development, director of capital campaigns and director of corporate development for The Salvation Army Indiana Division in Indianapolis, Indiana. In addition, he is also president of Duke Haddad and Associates, LLC, and freelance instructor for Nonprofit Web Advisor.
He has been a contributing author to NonProfit PRO for the past 13 years.
He received his doctorate degree from West Virginia University with an emphasis on education administration, master’s degree from Marshall University with an emphasis in public administration and a bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University in business administration, with an emphasis in marketing/management. He has also done post graduate work at the University of Louisville.