Following Your Passion: Louise Slater
July 18, 2013
Defining what is important to you can clarify your philanthropic passion and help make the most of the legacy you create for yourself. In this series, we’re talking to Midlands residents about the life experiences that have shaped their philanthropic legacy.
“To whom much is given, much is expected.”
When the Women in Philanthropy program was in its infancy, Darla Moore spoke to the organization about the differences between charity and philanthropy. She explained that charity meets an immediate need while philanthropy creates a long term change, a message that resonated with audience member Louise Slater.
Establishing deeper personal relationships with others in need has always been a key part of creating long term, impactful change for Louise. “We’re all adopted into God’s family,” she says. “Being born into a family doesn’t make you better or worse than anyone else.”
Years ago, Louise Slater attended a Veteran’s Day event sponsored by her church circle. Afterwards, a troubled veteran she had met asked her to write to him, but Louise decided to go one step further and began visiting with the man. The experience was a defining moment for Louise.
Today, Louise’s mission of helping others has come to life through her business, The Price Group. Her company helps young people achieve their potential through individualized education consulting services. For Louise, the best way to make a difference in the lives of others is to walk with them though their individual struggles, helping them achieve their dreams in order to make a positive change in the world.