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Ep. 22: How Giving Back Can Change Your Life

“When you get to that point, you start imagining and say, ‘This is really exciting, I can’t wait to retire, I can’t wait to do all of the things I’ve been planning to do.'” 


What if I share with you a practice, that if incorporated into your life, could make you happier, improve your health, reduce hospitalizations, and live longer? Would you be interested in learning more? In today’s episode, Cathleen speaks with Richard Peck who leads the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s philanthropy and donor services team. Richard talks about volunteering, philanthropy, and how that intersects with life in retirement. Richard has spent a good amount of time talking with retirees about the idea of volunteering and how they can discover unlimited possibilities. He also gives tips on what to look out for before one decides to give money to an organization, among other important tips.

Show Notes:

Richard Peck is a certified financial planner, a chartered advisor in philanthropy, and a chartered financial consultant. Prior to the Charitable Foundation, Richard served Dartmouth Hitchcock Health, the Geisel School of Medicine, and Dartmouth College in their philanthropic work. He is a volunteer member of the marketing and development committee of the Grafton County Senior Citizens Council in Lebanon, NH. He also serves on the NH Race and Equity All Workgroup and the Civic Engagement subgroup in Concord, NH. And, he is a member of the board of directors of the International Association of Advisors in Philanthropy and serves on its webinar and marketing committees as well.

For fun, in non-COVID times, Richard likes to perform improvisational comedy on stage with his troupe, which has been playing to groups large and small for over 25 years.


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