Dody Wood: Building a Company with Philanthropy at Its Heart
By Marian Head
THE HEART OF BUSINESS Think and Grow Riches to Give
As a five-year-old, Dody Wood used to listen to her mother cry herself to sleep
with grief and worry over a birth defect that plagued Dody’s brother. After 16
years and 22 operations, Dody’s brother was helped tremendously—and Dody had acquire
an indelible appreciation for the acts of philanthropy that had paid for the operations.
Today, as founder and chair of the USA+ Foundation, Dody has found a way to apply
that gratitude to helping thousands around the world.
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