Separate from his own foundation's efforts, Greg has collaborated with individuals, companies, teams, nonprofit organizations & schools on their civic & philanthropic projects in the U.S. & other countries. For instance, in conjunction with his visit to speak at an event in New York where students read The First Thirty, Greg also collaborated with the New York Giants on a community service essay contest based on the book for those students. In cities across the U.S. & elsewhere, he has teamed up with companies, organizations, restaurants & tourism bureaus to carry out editions of The Elevator Project - to recognize people who commit acts of 'every day hospitality'.
In other cases, Greg has served as a mentor or resource for advice for people, schools, organizations & companies engaged in their own philanthropic &/or civic projects. On many occasions, he has helped connect two parties to facilitate their collaboration on a project together. For example, he connected a school for kids with autism & learning differences - with - a nearby retirement community. The kids' art went on exhibit in the retirement community, and the residents helped the kids with their reading. He connected a bank with a nonprofit that helps people who are blind & visually impaired. The bank ordered copies of The Silhouette Man for the organization's staff & some of the bank's executives attended functions to further support the organization. In another instance, he connected a nonprofit organization with an entrepreneurship program at a university (photo). The nonprofit's founder spoke at an event for the program's students. In turn, students in the program began volunteering their time to assist the nonprofit. During the 2020 Pandemic, Greg collaborated with dozens of people and groups around the nation on all kinds of projects. For more information on those, click here.