PRIDE

By Mary Ellen Eagan

I just passed a milestone – 30 years at HMMH!

Mary Ellen Eagan and John Putnam

Mary Ellen Eagan and John Putnam

We mark those milestones by making contributions to a non-profit of the 30-year employee’s choosing. I’m proud to report that I was able to hand deliver a check today to John Putnam, co-founder of Partners for Rural Improvement and Development in Ethiopia (PRIDE).

PRIDE is dedicated to improving the living conditions and quality of life in the rural highlands of Ethiopia. Founded by a group of volunteers in Boulder, Colorado, PRIDE promotes positive change in some of the poorest Ethiopian villages. PRIDE helps lay the foundation for sustainable development by focusing on improvements in education, clean water, and agriculture. PRIDE focuses its efforts on those areas with the greatest likelihood of breaking cycles of poverty.

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John Putnam is a partner at Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell and a dear colleague. I am constantly amazed by his dedication to PRIDE, and eagerly await stories of his adventures in Ethiopia. He tells me that this contribution will likely support development of a new school which has just broken ground.

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