So much to appreciate and to celebrate:

* One daughter, after three months of training and along with some friends, completed her first 1/2 marathon, cheered on by her husband, her three children, and her mother.

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* One daughter left Miami after two and a half years and arrived in Kansas City to join her fiance and to complete the final ten weeks of her job with the Knight Foundation, before celebrating her June 21, 2014 wedding.


* Soon to retire from her 42 years working in the public interest world, Ellen — wife, mother, grandmother — is profiled in Chronicle of Philanthropy, witnesses one daughter’s first 1/2 marathon run, spends extended time with her three grandchildren, and squeezes in time to find a possible dress for her other daughter’s wedding.

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*And I, Richard — husband, father and GrandPapa- – and partner in the establishment and operation of a school for troubled kids and their families for 32 years, spent the weekend in New Orleans. There, along with four other founders of The Family Foundation, Inc. and The Frost School, I participated in planning for the Foundation’s expanded mission for its final ten years, and successfully found a bit of time for the delights of New Orleans.

Definitely a weekend to remember.