About Dr. Harry
As many know, the basic idea of “philanthropy” is born from a person’s inner desire to improve the material, social, and spiritual welfare of humanity, especially through gifting, grants and other forms of charitable activities. From this point of view, Dr. Harry emphasizes how rewarding the practice of Lean Six Sigma has been to him over the last 25 years – financially, professionally and emotionally. Consequently, he has now centered his professional life on giving back to the world.
To this end, Dr. Harry immerses himself in a wide array of philanthropic activities and projects involving universities, corporations and individuals. His approach to philanthropy is eloquently simple – engage the candidates in a way that builds mutual value rather than simply offering a one-way flow of benefits. In other words, Dr. Harry has learned that it is far more effective and meaningful to teach a person how to fish rather than just providing a basket of food, so to speak. In this way, the recipient of philanthropy becomes a stakeholder.
His many years of philanthropic contributions and Pro Bono work have demonstrated that when a recipient of goodwill becomes personally involved in the philanthropic process, he or she will more thoughtfully embrace the gift, and do so with deeper meaning and a higher level of personal accountability. Thus, the gift can be better leveraged to increase the recipient’s odds of total program success.
Examples of Dr. Harry’s philosophy are clearly seen in his philanthropic work with such noted institutes as Arizona State University and Ball State University, as well as his scholarship programs for individuals, veterans and military personnel. Dr. Harry has helped many underprivileged and economically disadvantaged individuals acquire a Lean Six Sigma Certification, like Black Belt. Many such individuals were able to recover from long-term unemployment and find great-paying jobs as Black Belts and Green Belts. So, a little work on the “front end” paid these individuals many dividends on the “back end.”