Community Before Self: Seventy Years of Making Waves

Community Before Self: Seventy Years of Making Waves

by Malin Burnham


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When Malin Burnham gifted funds toward the construction of the new San
Diego Yacht Club Junior Sailing Center,
he stipulated that a list of “Virtues of
Excellence” be permanently attached to the building and that these virtues be taught on an ongoing basis to the junior sailing participants. These virtues include dedication, teamwork, and commitment,
and they are the result of lessons learned in
Malin’s life and career.
Community Before Self details these virtues and explains how anyone can live a life of integrity and purposeful giving. Regardless of income, political views, or age, everyone can contribute toward enhancing their community by volunteering their time and effort.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599327365
Publisher: Advantage Media Group
Publication date: 06/03/2016
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

SAN DIEGO native Malin Burnham has enjoyed many successes in three overlapping careers: seventy years of winning international-level competition in sailboat racing; thirty-seven years of building and managing companies engaged in real estate,
mortgage lending, insurance, and banking;
and fifty years of leadership in his not-for-profit and philanthropic endeavors.

Table of Contents

Foreword i

Introduction v

Chapter 1 Pivot Points 1

Chapter 2 Start Early 15

Chapter 3 Making Waves 31

Chapter 4 Know Thyself (and Thy Commitments) 49

Chapter 5 Purposeful Giving 65

Chapter 6 Charities Are Businesses Too! 75

Chapter 7 Understand and Identify Points of Leverage 93

Chapter 8 Taking Charge 111

Chapter 9 Controversy and Unexpected Success 125

Chapter 10 Family and Travel 139

Chapter 11 Legacy 153

Appendix 1 Malin Burnham's Beacons 171

Appendix 2 The Virtues of Excellence 173

Appendix 3 Malin Burnham 175

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