The Iowa Lottery estimated jackpot is currently $110 million.  While most who play the Powerball game won’t see any winnings, let alone a change in lifestyle, someone(s) will hit on the numbers and be permanently altered by the prize.

While I will never be burdened with wondering what to do with such largess, I do have interactions with donors who have the capacity to name a building on our campus.   I always wonder what building I would want my name on if I had the opportunity to do so.  Would I lean towards a student center in honor of the part of campus that gave me my confidence and career beginnings?  Would I opt for the arts since the talent of those students I have often admired with longing?  Or would I donate in favor of a community center, museum, recreational facility or another option?

Take a moment to think about this question.  If you could have your name on a building, what building would you want that to be?  And if you had the capacity to name a building in honor of another, who would be the recipient of your generosity?  Even if we can’t put our name on a check or their name on an entranceway, is there another way to show our support and gratitude?  Time is often as valuable as money; share some of yours to honor the causes or the people who mean the most.

— beth triplett

About the Author leadership dots by dr. beth triplett

Dr. beth triplett is the owner of leadership dots, offering coaching, training and consulting for new supervisors. She also shares daily lessons on her leadershipdots blog. Her work is based on the leadership dots philosophy that change happens through the intentional connecting of small steps in the short term to the big picture in the long term.

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