Jeanne McKinney: Toward a Borderless Age of Global Unity
My support of SUA is the greatest gift I can offer my grandchildren—and other people’s grandchildren.
During the Holocaust in 1938, Jeanne McKinney’s father and his parents barely escaped Austria with their lives. They lost their livelihoods but made a new life in the United States. Jeanne received a settlement on their behalf and chose to use it toward her first SUA contribution in 2003.
Her ongoing donations are a tribute to her grandparents’ courage and imagination—and her personal hope that future generations respect the inherent dignity of each life and the “boundless inner power of every person to take responsibility for the welfare of mankind” (Daisaku Ikeda, Faith Into Action).
“My support of SUA is the greatest gift I can offer my grandchildren—and other people’s grandchildren. Soka Education is anchored in the urgent necessity of inspiring young people to become world citizens as they confront humankind’s most important themes: the environment, social justice, and world peace—challenges that transcend all boundaries.”