Former Microsoft Executive founded the nonprofit Room to
Read in 2000. Today, the organization recently completed
its 100th school and its 1,000th library, donated more than
500,000 books and established 900 scholarships for girls.
“Kellogg gives us careers, knowledge and friends,
and at some point it’s time to give back,” she
says. “The personal rewards for volunteering are big.
You get back a lot more than you give.”
Cayelli Wetzel ’92
The founder and chair of iSold It, a year-old national chain
of franchised eBay drop-off stores, says “Building
new brands is the most exciting thing you can do.”
Working with the New York City-based Achilles Track Club,
Gavoor raised funds to help train 32 disabled veterans who
recently returned from Iraq to participate in the second
Annual Hope & Possibility 5 Mile Walk/Run.
Angelo Johnson ’98
Johnson’s two main pieces of advice are: Establish
goals at the beginning of each year and review them at the
year’s end; and make sure you’ve earned and
have given respect before you demand it.