Editor’s Note

“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” 

— Coretta Scott King

The people of Door County — the locals and the visitors — have made our community into something we can all be proud of. We work together to build hospitals, preserve buildings of historical significance and construct homes for one another. We raise money for medical expenses and food. We volunteer to repair hiking trails, usher at concerts and assist at clinics. 

Door County is home to more than 300 charitable organizations, each with a different purpose, but all with the same goal: to make our community a better place to live. Resident and visitor alike, we all strive to participate and serve our community in the best ways that we can. 

Helen Keller wrote, “Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much.”

Every year Door County Living’s Philanthropy Issue highlights those who go above and beyond to improve the quality of life in our community. In this issue, we focus on the people who make a difference in all our lives. We focus on those who show us what is possible when we look beyond individual differences and work together toward a better life for all. We tell the stories of those who have inspired our community to do better, reach higher and grow. 

I hope their stories inspire you. There is still so much to be done.

Thanks for reading.

David Eliot, Publisher

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