Episode 27 of the Mavens Do It Better Podcast features Troy Swanson. Troy is a philanthropist, social entrepreneur, global nomad, community builder, global technology business developer, transformational traveler and author. Troy is the Founder and Executive Director of the AlphaBet Club. ABC is an international not-for-profit organization helping children in need to break the cycle of poverty through education. ABC funds new school projects (11 to date in India, Nepal, Haiti, Cambodia & Laos) with schools providing nutrition programs (500,000+ free meals served) that would otherwise be out of reach for many children living in underserved communities and slums. Operating in the Netherlands, and Spain; ABC is funded by donations, sponsorships and proceeds from fundraising events.
Troy and Heather worked together at Microsoft and figured out that they went to high school together at Wheaton Central High School, Wheaton IL during a 2004 European SharePoint Roadshow and have been friends and colleagues ever since.
Troy and Heather caught up in person from Bangalore, India on a visit to The AlphaBet Club’s many schools and library projects there.
Listen in as Heather talks with Troy about:
Education impact projects in India & developing countries. Lessons learned and the value of strong partner ecosystems to bring quality education & nutrition to underserved children, families & communities. Transformational Bridge School & Libraries 4 Schools Programs & how donating birthdays online are impacting lives.
Growing up in Wheaton, DuPage County, Illinois and a life of travel and cultural immersion.
A sneak peek into Troy's forthcoming book, 'The 3 Knocks Rule', a simple tool to start recognizing and saying 'Yes' to growth experiences to transform your life and overall well-being.
Check out Troy’s Burner Podcast – Episode 68: Breakfast at Troyfanny’s