Oct 23, 2019 • 21M

It May Be Easier To List The Causes He Hasn’t Meaningfully Impacted - #1174

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Devin Thorpe
Some of the world's great changemakers join host Devin Thorpe to share leadership lessons you can use to increase your impact.
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Dr. Scott Leckman is a dear friend, so yes, this is personal. If we are known by the company we keep, I certainly want to keep his company. Rotary connected us, specifically the Salt Lake Rotary Club where he is a past president. For the year ended June 30, 2019, Scott served as the district governor for the state of Utah. (District 5420 is, I believe, the only Rotary district to cover exactly one U.S. state.) He has been the district’s leading voice on polio eradication for at least a decade, often leading immunization trips to India. It turns out, Rotary is just the tip of Scott’s iceberg. He served for years on the international nonprofit Results board with Mohammed Yunus and Sam Daley-Harris fighting extreme poverty globally. He served as the Chairman for a year. He presently serves as the Chairman of the board for Citizens’ Climate Education, the 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit affiliate of the 501(c)(4) advocacy organization Citizens’ Climate Lobby. The organizations jointly work toward finding common ground in the political arguments around climate change. He also helped to found the Health Access Project, an effort to organize doctors to provide volunteer care for low-income, uninsured people living in Salt Lake County. To date, the organization has provided more than $20 million of free medical care. There is more but suffice it to say, Scott is an extraordinary humanitarian. It is my honor to call him a friend and a privilege to share his story with you. Never miss another interview! Join Devin here: http://bit.ly/joindevin.