University of San Diego

March 28th, 2013

3-28-13“Some go by giving, some give by going,” is a quote that describes two ways to be charitable.
Joan B. Kroc, the widow of McDonald’s founder, Ray Kroc donated 25 million dollars while she was living and another 50 million dollars upon her death to the University of San Diego, to study peace and to educate future peacemakers. She truly embodied the first part of the quote.
I visited the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice on the USD campus to leave information for its Dean, Edward C. Luck. A very interested Louis, his assistant is going to help by spreading word around the campus.
I spent the remainder of the day in the Old Town section of San Diego talking with dozens of families about kindness and peace, trying my best to embody the second part of the quote.
Another quote comes to mind as I write this blog about Joan B. Kroc, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.”

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