Giving with an open heart will unlock a closed mind. It’s my favorite way to spend time and money.
— BKL.

This is a cause close to my heart.  My father and I created this annual scholarship, awarded to a college-bound Communication Arts student at the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, to honor the memory of my mother, Eileen Kleinert, for her love of children and for her years of volunteering at the School of the Arts. We awarded the first recepient to a 2017 graduating senior, who will attend Harvard in the fall.

Please donate at the School of the Arts Foundation and select Eileen Kleinert Memorial Scholarship in the gift designation field.


Bile duct cancer is a devastating disease that is most commonly diagnosed in an advanced stage, due to a lack of symptoms and its fast-moving effects. Researchers are just starting to understand this ellusive cancer.

Please donate to the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation to help find a cure.


500 Pens is a coalition of writers and photographers who believe in the power of stories to help us learn from and better understand one another and to serve as a reminder that there is more that unites us than divides us. 

I sit on the Advisory Committee.

Please read, share, and let our work help you make the change you want to see in the world.