Category: Financial Sustainability

Is it Better to Give A Penny than to Receive?

When I was a young boy, my mother, Betty (Walters) Unterseher, would take my baby sister Marla and me to our Aunt Mary’s house for weekly visits. Mom would trim Aunt Mary’s finger/toe nails (I don’t think they were called manicures in the 60’s?), freshened her makeup or just talked about the […]

Exponent Philanthropy 2018 National Conference

The Walters Family Foundation attended the Exponent Philanthropy 2018 National Conference in Philadelphia, PA on September 28 – 30.  This Conference offers timely and relevant educational content for staff, donors, and trustees at all levels of experience and serving all types of foundations (including community and family foundations) as well as individual donors, […]

A Better Life for a Kid Playing Music

While growing up and attending a parochial school, I never had much exposure to any musical instruments except the organ.  My father loved theatre organ music because he used to roller skate to this type of music as a kid and young adult.  And of course, he wanted his own […]

Giving: The Right Thing

As a small boy, I was anxious to go sit with my Grandparents, Fred and Amelia Walters, in church.  Grandma was loving, gave hugs, and always had a surprise in her purse – usually some gum or hard candy. I was taught to sit still and listen to the pastor.  […]

SMART Fundraising

In packing for a recent move to our current location in Oxnard, CA, I came across a long, narrow tablet on which were printed words from my spelling tests given in 3rd grade.  I rarely missed a word, but I had to study them carefully.  I also had learned to “sound […]

Multiplying Impact Through Video

In today’s social networking age, telling stories through video has become an impactful way to engage and connect on a human level with others. The Walters Family Foundation awarded a grant to Inland Temporary Homes to develop a storytelling video to illustrate how they are helping families and children break the cycle of homelessness. […]