In the small lakefront village of Magu-Mwanza, Tanzania near the Northwestern edge of the Serengeti National Park, there is a teacher named Susan Nicholaus. Susan graduated with a teaching degree from Arusha, Tanzania and returned to her hometown to educate the children of her small village. With no money, and very little support, Susan began to teach the local children by nailing a blackboard to a tree and gathering them for lessons. It was Susan’s dream to teach these children the importance of education and help them to realize that there is a world outside of their small village.Zariki Nursery & Primary School

During a recent visit, Kel Landis had an opportunity to see what this school was accomplishing.  He was impressed that they were DO-ing this one classroom at a time.  The students were being taught to read and speak not only Swahili, but also English.  The school plans to make use of this awards grant to build a new classroom so that it can help support all of the children of the village and beyond.

The DO-Award for June goes to The AllHear Foundation for their work in management of otologic diseases and deafness in the developing world.  Their most recent outreach trip to Belize focused on helping adults receiving screenings and fittings for hearing aids.  During this trip they were able to provide 100 free hearing aids to those who came- some of which had to travel long distances and wait many hours.

In addition to these hands-on types of events, the Foundation also offers a network of training, education, instruction and lectures from world-renown physicians and surgeons.  By helping train the next generation of DO-ers, The AllHear Foundation is an extremely well deserving recipient of this grant.

NC Foundation for Public School Children is awarded May 2017 DO-award

June 1, 2017
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NC Foundation for Public School Children is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit based in Raleigh, NC, but it works hard all across the state to help provide children in poverty everything they need to succeed in school. Their recent Champions for Children gala was held to raise funds for children that lack such basic necessities as eyeglasses, […]

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The Hope Center at Pullen provides a path for Young Adults leaving foster care

May 1, 2017
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The Hope Center at Pullen connects young adults that are leaving the foster care program, with resources to help them thrive. Their staff and volunteers help locate housing, education opportunities, employment and provide resources to build life skills for a healthy mind and body. The team of program staff, clinical staff and transition coordinators work […]

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Duke Raleigh Hospital Guild Board hosts speech about Foundation of Do.

April 7, 2017
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The Duke Raleigh Hospital Guild Board and top leadership at Duke Raleigh Hospital hosted speaker Kel Landis III in an event centered around his Foundation’s core initiative- promoting the power of DO!

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The Power of Do Presentation

April 6, 2017
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Recently, Kel Landis made a presentation to a group of banking professionals about the power of Do and his book, The Little Book of Do.  The following presentation was a part of that speech and can help introduce newcommers to some of the core aspects of the book.    

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This acronym is the key to personal and professional success

March 24, 2017

The UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School recently published an article about “The Little Book of Do” author Kel Landis.  The article was written by Joshua Bregier (BSBA ’17). DWYSYD. The acronym – which stands for “do what you say you’ll do” – is one of the most important leadership lessons H. Kel Landis III (BSBA ’79, […]

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The Man Who Restores Veterans’ Lost Dignity

February 17, 2017

Foundation for Do! award January 2017 recipient James Lindley, a former Marine, helps lay indigent servicemen to rest with military honors, calming his own wartime demons. SEATTLE—James Lindley descended the basement stairs of the Columbia Funeral Home, took off his plaid shirt and changed into a black suit and tie. He leaned into a mirror […]

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Looking forward with the Little Book of Do

February 17, 2017

Dear Friends: Happy New Year!  I hope this finds you and your families happy, healthy and ready to do all the right things to live creative, productive lives in 2017. I’m writing today to give you an update on my activities since “The Little Book of DO” was published. I and my family have launched […]

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Actively Consider the Worthiness of Your To-Do Items

September 20, 2016

Do you sometimes find yourself with too much to do and too little time do it? Does this cause some important tasks to fall behind? Does it result in fatigue or feelings of frustration? Does it prompt you to push pursuits with the potential to make you happiest to the wayside? The negative side effects […]

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