Our belief as Americans in the mythical power of our individualistic eminence has poorly equipped us throughout U.S. history to act as citizens with shared ownership in the quality of our democracy and government. Indeed, the mere statement that “we are governed” riles many Americans. Strong individualist tendencies handed to us through centuries provoke many in our society to regard government and public affairs generally as intrusive in their lives. Overcoming the isolation that is heir to unbridled individualism demands a new human capacity: the instinct resident in all of us to master civic reach and devote that reach to more authentic lives as true citizens concerned not only about ourselves but about all of us, together. Civic reach requires a certain humility, even awe, and a confident grasp of the complex social, economic, political and cultural forces that seeth and settle, conserve and disrupt, humanize and divide the communities and special places we treat as our homeplaces, but treat passively as if they did not need our involvement. In this webinar, Coro’s 2021 Crystal Eagle Award Honoree Paul Vandeventer, Coro alum and President & CEO of Community Partners, will share thoughts and ideas shaped by his upbringing, his Coro training and his nearly 30 years of supporting through Community Partners the acceleration of ideas into action that advance the public good.
This webinar will be moderated by Coro’s 2020 Crystal Eagle Award honoree Joe Lumarda, Coro alum and Senior Vice President and Private Wealth Advisor for Capital Group Private Client Services.