The Common Good hosted Jill Iscol for a Lunch Discussion about her new book Hearts on Fire, in which she features a series of “visionaries” who are changing our world for the better. Ms. Iscol shared her views about how these active leaders and citizens will eventually transform the world into one united behind a shared humanity.
Educator and activist, Jill Iscol, Ed.D, is President of the IF Hummingbird Foundation, a family foundation established in 1989 to support domestic and international efforts to strengthen democracy and reduce the social, economic, and educational inequalities that threaten it. For the past two decades Jill has developed an expertise in identifying visionary leaders and programs at early stages of their development. She fosters their advancement by providing seed capital and guidance enabling them to become stable, sustainable and successful organizations, impacting lives around the globe. In the past these organizations have included Prep for Prep, Stand for Children, Facing History and Ourselves and Vital Voices Global Partnership. They currently include Acumen Fund, where she serves as a Founding Advisory Board Member, City Year New York of which she was a Founding Co-Chair, and the Iscol Family Program for Leadership Development at Cornell University.