When is philanthropic giving the most meaningful? Bestselling author John Grisham and Share Our Strength Board member Renee Grisham join Billy Shore to discuss their partnership, philanthropy, and how they choose to support issues that are personal to them. “There is plenty of food in this country… but the framework isn’t always there to get the food on the table for these hungry kids. You have convinced us that this is one problem that can be solved in this country,” John says. “It takes all of us. Who’s going to look at a hungry kid and tell him you’re not going to feed him? We all want to feed children, and I see that as a huge bridge builder in a time when we need it,” agrees Renee.
The Grishams personally support needs that are close to their hearts, like hungry kids and wrongfully convicted people, without a formal foundation as intermediary. “Holding that grandson for the first time and thinking about young mothers without a support system, it makes you really start to think about how to get involved,” Renee shares. “Once I realized the scope of the problem and how many thousands of innocent people are in prison, it changed me forever,” says John about his work with the Innocence Project.
Join us for a moving conversation with an influential couple who is making a real difference on important social issues.