February giving 2016: Girl Scouts of the USA

girl scouts logoFor 2016, I pledged to give to something I like every month. This month, I am making a donation to the Girl Scouts of the USA.

More that just a delivery system between cookies and my mouth, the Girl Scouts have made significant additions to their mission and advocacy efforts over the few years, including building support systems for girls who want to progress in STEM and entrepreneurship fields and providing a welcoming community for the LGBT and trans community. On top of all that, their Oscar appearance was the highlight of the event.

January giving 2016: Radiolab

radiolab logoFor 2016, I pledged to give to something I like every month. This month, I am making a donation to my long-time favorite radio program, Radiolab.

Radiolab was the first podcast I subscribed to after purchasing an mp3 player in 2005. It has been a staple of my morning commute ever since. Of the 20 programs currently in my podcast queue, it is the only one that I have prioritized to always play first once a new episode is available. Radiolab has been a constant source of joy in my private life. I hope that my gift will help develop and sustain future programming so others can share in that same joy.