One of the questions I ask of my guests during the Lightning Round on The Business of Giving is: “What is something you believe that other people think is just insane?” Well, if that guest was a nonprofit organization, Oxfam, the answer very well might be, “I believe that poverty and powerlessness are avoidable and can be eradicated by human action and political will.” Tonight, we will be discussing that and much more with Abby Maxman, the President and CEO of Oxfam America. Good evening, Abby, and welcome to The Business of Giving.
And we’re off to visit the offices of Oxfam which are located right next door to the TD Garden in Boston where both the Celtics and Bruins play their games. For those not familiar with Oxfam, it was founded in 1942 and it’s a global movement of people working together to end injustice and poverty. And as you’re about to hear, the people who work there find it to be a very special place indeed.