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The View from Gallery 3, Row B, Seat 1

Although you likely didn’t see me, I had the honor of attending the State of the Union speech on Tuesday night as one of several guests invited by House Speaker John Boehner.  It was exciting to be there and to have the opportunity to witness this piece of history unfold before my eyes. After attending [...]

You Are Amazing

My sincere thanks for your generosity over the past ten days. The outpouring of support for the families impacted by Superstorm Sandy has been extraordinary. Whether you have given a financial gift, donated life-saving blood, or volunteered your time, I’m so grateful to so many compassionate people like you in the Red Cross community, as [...]

Be Still My Crossword Heart

American Red Cross President and CEO Gail McGovern shares her delight at a recent NYTimes Crossword puzzle.

My Time at TEDMED

American Red Cross President and CEO shares her experience at TEDMED.

Red Cross Month: Story Time

Tears came to my eyes as I read his email. My stepson served in Iraq, and I also lost my father to cancer just before I joined the Red Cross so I could relate to his story on several levels.

Preparedness is Sexy

In the four years since they’ve been doing this, those executives have saved two lives because they were prepared with the right skills when someone needed help.

How Do You Aspire to Change the World in 2012?

Gail McGovern, President and CEO of the American Red Cross, talks about what she aspires to do in 2012.

Making Use of the Time

There’s still time for you to do the same.

Tomorrow’s Leadership

Training America’s next leaders is nothing new to the American Red Cross. Ask any one of the hundred-thousand Red Cross volunteers age 24 or younger what life-enhancing skills they are learning

A Lesson for Nonprofit Leaders. Posted by Gail McGovern

Today the Red Cross is proudly hosting the White House forum on nonprofit leadership at our headquarters building in Washington, D.C. I had the honor of welcoming about two hundred guests to the event this morning in our Hall of service, where 100 years ago women volunteers rolled bandages for wounded soldiers during World War I.