Gary Quehl and William Bergquist
It’s the feeling that I’m not alone. The thread that goes through everyone’s story is what makes me know that we aren’t alone. Senior Sage Leader
Four themes define the benefits that senior sages believe they receive from their civic involvements. Like emerging sage colleagues, they believe their most valued benefit is personal fulfillment:
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The greatest personal benefit I receive from my civic involvements here is that I have been able to play-out several of my passions. If you have a passion for something you want to see it grow and be successful. That’s what I am getting out of my civic involvements.
Making these concerts and music available, and the way it’s done, gives me a feeling of real accomplishment. It also makes me feel that in some way, through the arts, we’re making this a better place to live. That is quite fulfilling.
I’ve gotten a tremendous amount of personal satisfaction from what I’ve done. When the Center for the Arts opened, we did all of our shows in the small Van Gogh room because we couldn’t use the main theater. It’s been so cool to bring great artists to town. There’s a warmth that overrides the faults.