Author Archives: leahfin

Run, Run, as Fast as You Can. . .

(This blog is re-posted from a guest blog I submitted to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation) When I started my six month volunteer assignment at Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, my sons Max (age 10) and David (age 7) were very curious about Alex and her lemonade stand.  I would come home in the evenings and over […]

Originally posted on PULSE Volunteer Partnership:
I’m thinking a lot these days about the cultural differences between a mission- driven organization and a corporation and whether some sort of hybrid organization exists or is even possible.  I’m comparing what I’ve observed over the past three months at Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and the cultural evolution…

Cultural evolution (to be read to the tune of the Beatles “Revolution”)

I’m thinking a lot these days about the cultural differences between a mission- driven organization and a corporation and whether some sort of hybrid organization exists or is even possible.  I’m comparing what I’ve observed over the past three months at Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and the cultural evolution I’ve experienced at GSK over the […]

The Meaning of Life (or at least a question about it)

I’m struggling a bit today.  Earlier in the day, the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation executive director (and Dad to Alex) circulated a link to a VLOG of a young girl battling cancer and her struggle to decide on her next course of action.  I attach the link with the disclaimer that it is an intense […]

Alex’s legacy

I just learned that today marks the 8th year of the passing of Alexandra Scott, the founder of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.  I learned this after a reading a blog her mother (the co-executive director of the foundation) had posted on Alex’s legacy.  I read this after sitting in a 2 hour meeting with her […]

Talk about patient focus

I returned to my desk after a meeting this afternoon and found a sympathy card waiting to be signed after circulating around the office.  I was confused; I’ve only been here a few days and didn’t recognize the name others had referenced on the card.  I asked a colleague and was taken aback to learn […]

Greetings from Philly!

Greetings all!  My PULSE assignment begins tomorrow.  Unlike many of my PULSE colleagues who are traveling to far away locations, I have opted for an “at home” assignment and so the night before my assignment begins is much calmer and more mundane than I expect others have experienced.  Nonetheless I have butterflies in my stomach […]