Kathy LeMay: Simon & Schuster Speakers Bureau

Kathy LeMay

Founder, and CEO of Raising Change, Author of The Generosity Plan

Kathy LeMay is the founder, president and CEO of Raising Change, which helps organizations raise capital to advance social change agendas and philanthropic individuals create Generosity Plans to help change the world. She began her global activism in war-torn Yugoslavia where she worked with women survivors of the siege and rape-genocide camps, has been a social change fundraiser for fifteen years, raising more than $150 million dollars in the fields of women’s human rights, hunger and poverty relief, HIV/AIDS, and movement building.

In addition LeMay has directed an additional $100 million in philanthropic dollars to organizations working to make a difference. She serves as an adviser and consultant to Fortune 100 companies, universities, international NGO’s, and The United Nations. She is a sought-after speaker on strategies for social justice and empowering women to come into their voice. LeMay has provided social-change fundraising and generosity trainings to hundreds of organizations throughout the world—including top-level executives at JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, and CitiFinancial—as well as being a prolific public speaker on strategies that advance the movement for justice and empower women to come into their own voices.

Many of us have the desire to make a difference. But when it comes down to it, how many really know what steps to take and how to fit philanthropy into our lives. LeMay’s book The Generosity Plan, a smart, practical guide to philanthropy that illuminates the power of giving by helping audiences to discover what inspires them, clarify what he or she can afford to give, and direct that generosity toward a better world. Her book and her presentations show audiences the unexpected benefits and joys of generosity in our daily lives.

Contributing time or money to causes far removed from the immediacy of our individual lives may feel overwhelming, especially in times of financial stress and uncertainty. LeMay breaks through these initial roadblocks to give easy and valuable tools to spur definite and rewarding action, demonstrating how our time, treasure, and talents can make a world of difference. By building and acting on a generosity plan, each one of us can create change simply by doing what we can, where we are, with what we have.

LeMay has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows including Oxygen TV and the Oprah Winfrey Show. LeMay is a contributing columnist to World Pulse magazine, where she also serves on the International Advisory Board. In 2000, LeMay was nominated for a Reebok Human Rights Award for her 15 years service as a human rights activist. She was just named one of Business West magazine’s “40 Under 40.”

Raised in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, LeMay now makes her home in Florence, MA.

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  • The Generosity Plan: Sharing Your Time, Treasure, and Talent to Shape the World
  • Unleashing the Change Agent Within
  • Living and Leading a Generous Life

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