May 20, 2010; Source: Herald Sun | There is not much that can be said about Australia’s Christiane Luckart, who at 89 agreed to be Miss September in a calendar the proceeds of which are to go to charity. Not much, that is, that she has not said herself. “I’m at that very happy stage of life—just coming out of late adolescence and sliding into early onset dementia so I thought I should do something crazy while I can still enjoy it.” God bless—she’s living proof that you can have fun and embarass yourself thoroughly while doing good.—Ruth McCambridge
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Ruth is Editor in Chief of the Nonprofit Quarterly. Her background includes forty-five years of experience in nonprofits, primarily in organizations that mix grassroots community work with policy change. Beginning in the mid-1980s, Ruth spent a decade at the Boston Foundation, developing and implementing capacity building programs and advocating for grantmaking attention to constituent involvement.