GUEST INTERVIEWS

The Business of Giving radio program by Denver Frederick aims to spread the word on social good by featuring the largest and greatest nonprofit organizations in the US. Denver has a weekly show and podcast on AM970 where he interviews CEOs of nonprofits talking about how their organizations help the world a better place.

Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, founder and President of Give an Hour, Joins Denver Frederick

Approximately one in five adults in the US, nearly 20%, experiences mental illness in a given year; and each day, an estimated 18 to 22 veterans die by suicide. An organization that is not only bringing unprecedented attention to this issue, but real action and solutions to address it is Give an Hour, who has had a remarkable impact since its founding less than 15 years ago. And it’s a pleasure to have with us this evening, the founder and president of Give an Hour, Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen.

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Rhea Suh, President of the Natural Resources Defense Council, Joins Denver Frederick

The Natural Resources Defense Council works to safeguard the Earth– its people, its plants, and its animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. With an administration that has been less than friendly to the environment, they’ve been working overtime, often just to stay in place. It’s a pleasure to have with us tonight, the president of NRDC, as they’re called, Rhea Suh.

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Chip Lyons, President and CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Joins Denver Frederick

Political junkies in the audience can most likely name the most memorable speeches ever given at the national conventions of the political parties. From “The New Deal Speech” of FDR to the “Extremism in Defense of Liberty,” the one delivered by Barry Goldwater. But they would be remiss to overlook a speech given by Elizabeth Glaser at the 1992 Democratic National Convention, held here in New York City on July 14th, a speech that changed the way this nation thought about and approached the AIDS epidemic. Here to discuss that with us this evening, all the work in progress that has ensued since, and what still needs to be done is Chip Lyons, the president and CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatrics AIDS Foundation.

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Dan Weiss, President & CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Joins Denver Frederick

If you take the number of fans who attended a Yankee game last year, add to that the attendance at the Mets, and throw in the Knicks and the Rangers, just for good measure, it still wouldn’t equal the 7.35 million people who visited The Metropolitan Museum of Art. And as New York City’s most visited tourist attraction prepares for its sesquicentennial anniversary next year, we thought it would be a great time to catch up and find out what’s going on at The Met. And who better to do that with than Dan Weiss, the president and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Elie Hassenfeld, Co-Founder and Executive Director of GiveWell, Joins Denver Frederick

So, suppose you made some money and wanted to make a contribution to a nonprofit organization where that donation would have the greatest impact to improve people’s lives. Where would you begin to look for that information? Well, that is a dilemma that faced my next guest, and all he did is start an organization to help answer that very question. He is Elie Hassenfeld, the co-founder and executive director of GiveWell.

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Deborah Borda, President & CEO of the New York Philharmonic, Joins Denver Frederick

Managing an arts institution in the 21st century like the New York Philharmonic is one of the most daunting challenges that any leader could face, whether in the profit or nonprofit world. There are many who would say that there’s absolutely no one better at doing this than my next guest. She led the New York Philharmonic in the 1990s, went out to California for 17 years to become the CEO of the LA Philharmonic, and is now back in New York for a second tour of duty. And it’s a great pleasure to have her with us tonight. She is Deborah Borda, the president and CEO of the New York Philharmonic.

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Marvin Krislov, President of Pace University, Joins Denver Frederick

A central element to the American narrative is that education, particularly higher education, is the path that allows young people to move ahead and hopefully, enjoy a better life than that of their parents. But that narrative has been challenged of late as more and more families wonder about the value of a college education, as compared to its ever increasing cost. But there is at least one institution where this is rarely questioned. Pace University, who has recently been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as the Number one private school in the nation with the greatest upward social mobility. And here to discuss that with us, along with much more, is Marvin Krislov, the president of Pace University.

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Alejandra Castillo, CEO of the YWCA USA, Joins Denver Frederick

There are not many businesses or non-profit organizations that have been around for more than 160 years. The YWCA happens to be one of those organizations, moving fast, so they can continue to meet the needs of girls and women in this ever changing world. And here to tell us about what they’ve been up to and what the future holds is Alejandra Castillo, the Chief Executive Officer of the YWCA USA.

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