We dedicate our lives to progressive work in an effort to help those in need today. We also hope that our small acts will play some humble part in accelerating the march of progress. And perhaps most importantly, we take responsibility for ourselves and our actions. We don’t pass the buck to the next generation with an optimistic wink.
We believe that individuals who have the courage to take a visible stand for issues they care about should be acknowledged and honored. For instance, June 19 has been dubbed Matt O’Grady Day at the Taproot Foundation. We give our team the day off to celebrate the wedding anniversary of our former vice president of national expansion, Matt O’Grady, who tied the knot with his partner in San Francisco three years ago. And more importantly, we are celebrating a major milestone in the civil rights movement in this country — the legalization of gay marriage in the largest state in the land. Join us next year by providing your organization with a day off to recognize the progress of civil rights and the hard work still ahead.