Rethinking What it Means to Leave a Legacy

The simplicity of immortality.

Susan Poole
5 min readMar 16, 2024

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Photo by Laura Fuhrman on Unsplash

Working in philanthropy has given me a front-row seat to how others plan on leaving a lasting legacy. Sometimes, that involves grand gestures and public acknowledgments, like names etched on buildings, plaques, or park benches. My attempt at publishing a novel could be considered my version of securing a spot in history.

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Susan Poole

Mother, lawyer, nonprofit executive, breast cancer survivor, and aspiring author. Recently left her day-job to write about topics that she’s passionate about.