What She Does: As a board member for Children's Home Society, Grace Strangis visited orphanages around the world and was astounded by what she saw: open sewers, open wiring, and most striking, sick, undernourished, abandoned children cared for by mentally ill women. "I decided it was my calling to figure out a way to help," she said.
She founded a non-profit organization, Pathways to Children, leading humanitarian tours so others could "see, hear and smell" what she did. Now through donations, fund-raising events and her personal resources, her organization has built an orphanage in Kerala, India, as well as developed and staffed two schools in the impoverished area of Kolkata, India for street and slum children.
Why Older Is Better: "I am at a time in my life, after a full career, to have the time, resources, and experience to give back."