The word “empathy” evokes human feeling at the one-to-one level, demonstrated by heartfelt care in thought and action. We typically ascribe such behavior to close friends and family, yet a wide group of passionate social visionaries have transcended the inner circle’s confines to create organizations that directly benefit hundreds of thousands of lives, young and old. Their motivation—their raison d’être—centers entirely upon empathy for young people, for fellow citizens, for those in need within our society. These highly accomplished and resourceful individuals have founded and/or head key nonprofit and educational organizations with indelible impact. How have they achieved their far-reaching goals? What techniques have they utilized? How have their backgrounds prepared them for the rigors of today’s world? How do their organizations survive—indeed thrive—in today’s economy when dollars can be scarcer to come by than fat-free bacon? Royalties from Empathy go directly to each organization featured within the book, while interviews, biweekly podcasts and other supporting resources will directly aid other organizations as they seek to make their own impact within neighborhoods, regions and throughout the world.