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Kathy LeMay

Founder, President & CEO of Raising Change

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 Kathy LeMay Biography

Kathy LeMay has committed her life to global social change. She began at the age of 14 launching an anti-apartheid campaign in her small Massachusetts mill town. Several human rights campaigns later which resulted in a LOT of press in a conventional rural community, she recalls her mother’s nervous boss saying, “Will your daughter be appearing in the newspaper as a REGULAR thing?” Kathy’s mother’s reply: “With any luck, absolutely yes.”

Since then Kathy has traveled the United States and the world listening to, learning from, and raising money for those who’ve survived war, genocide, gender-based violence and climate-induced disasters. In the course of her work, Kathy has raised $175M, led international women’s human-rights organizations, become a sought-after public speaker, a published author, and served as a philanthropic adviser to some of the world’s most renowned philanthropists. It was while she was in these halls of power that Kathy realized that she did not feel as though she had arrived. She felt lost and not found in philanthropy.

Now, after thirty years in global social change, Kathy is going back to roots, back to where it all began. She’s rediscovering what it means to teach someone to read, to feed families at soup kitchens, and to radically listen to each person’s life and experience, and to share her story. Today, Kathy is capturing people’s stories and words through photojournalism and aims to host her first exhibit in 2020.

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The Generosity Plan: Sharing Your Time, Treasure, and Talent to Shape the World

The Generosity Plan: Sharing Your Time, Treasure, and Talent to Shape the World

Speaking Topics
  • The Space Between Philanthropy & Humility

    These days, philanthropy is all over the headlines: billionaires, celebrities, and folks from all walks of life are stepping up to tackle some of our most pressing social issues. It's an unprecedented global effort galvanizing people's time, treasure, and talents to change the course of human history. Indeed, philanthropy has become a part of our global lexicon and our evolving human consciousness. But what does it mean to have an emerging third sector whose success depends on its separation from the characteristics that propelled traditional forms of business
    • namely ego, personal pride, and traditional definitions of achievement? In this presentation, Kathy LeMay discusses how the elevation of humility, meaningful service, and profound commitment to the greater good can help philanthropy transform the globe.

  • The Calm in the Storm

    When a prominent pastor from North Carolina argued that gays and lesbians should be rounded up and put behind an electrified fence to die out, Kathy LeMay refused to be poisoned by his words and others like them. Called "the calm in the storm" of the fight for gay rights, she urges her audiences to dispel their anger
    • right as it may be
    • and instead focus on empowering themselves and other marginalized individuals. "It's not what people say to you but how you respond to them that defines who you are," she says. Heralding this hopeful and humanitarian message, she insists that the gay community has an obligation to promote all human rights
    • not simply gay rights
    • and ought to use its social and political leverage to do so.

  • Unleashing the Change Agent Within

    These days the news is filled with stories and headlines about philanthropy: big names, big causes, big wallets. We read about Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, and giants of industry giving away 50% of their wealth to charitable endeavors. Amid this, what is the role for the rest of us? Raising Change president and The Generosity Plan author Kathy LeMay will inspire your audience to unleash within themselves their unique skills and capacities to change the world. You don't need to be a millionaire to make a difference!

  • Voice, Activism & Money: Women Creating the World We Know is Possible

    There is lots of talk about what it will take to end poverty, cure illness, and create a fair world. What, though, will it take to make change that will last? Author Kathy LeMay will share stories of women throughout the United States and the world who have created a formula for success by combining their voices, activism, and money to create a better world. LeMay's unique style of speaking will help your audience discover how they can bring together their voice, skills, talents, and resources to create change across the world or in their own backyard.

  • Going from Success to Significance

    Years ago, a colleague of Kathy LeMay's said, "After a great and productive career, I thought: Is this it? I knew then I was ready to go from success to significance." What does it mean to live a significant life? How do you know if your life has a positive and powerful impact on the lives of those around you: family, friends, neighbors, and strangers? LeMay will share stories of people who have chosen lives of significance and how their lives have become more abundant and prosperous with deeper connections and less stress. Learn today how you can live a deeply significant life through heartfelt generosity.

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  • HOW TO BOOK Kathy LeMay?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kathy LeMay for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Kathy LeMay, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kathy LeMay or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Kathy LeMay?

    Booking fees for Kathy LeMay, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kathy LeMay, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Kathy LeMay?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kathy LeMay for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kathy LeMay for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kathy LeMay or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kathy LeMay or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Kathy LeMay

Founder, President & CEO of Raising Change

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Kathy LeMay Biography

Kathy LeMay has committed her life to global social change. She began at the age of 14 launching an anti-apartheid campaign in her small Massachusetts mill town. Several human rights campaigns later which resulted in a LOT of press in a conventional rural community, she recalls her mother’s nervous boss saying, “Will your daughter be appearing in the newspaper as a REGULAR thing?” Kathy’s mother’s reply: “With any luck, absolutely yes.”

Since then Kathy has traveled the United States and the world listening to, learning from, and raising money for those who’ve survived war, genocide, gender-based violence and climate-induced disasters. In the course of her work, Kathy has raised $175M, led international women’s human-rights organizations, become a sought-after public speaker, a published author, and served as a philanthropic adviser to some of the world’s most renowned philanthropists. It was while she was in these halls of power that Kathy realized that she did not feel as though she had arrived. She felt lost and not found in philanthropy.

Now, after thirty years in global social change, Kathy is going back to roots, back to where it all began. She’s rediscovering what it means to teach someone to read, to feed families at soup kitchens, and to radically listen to each person’s life and experience, and to share her story. Today, Kathy is capturing people’s stories and words through photojournalism and aims to host her first exhibit in 2020.

Kathy LeMay Videos

  • Money Does Not Own You - Kathy LeMay
    Kathy LeMay is the founder, president, and CEO of Raising Change, Inc., which helps organizations raise capital to advance social change ...
  • 2017 Ready to Work Event: Kathy LeMay

Kathy LeMay Books

Kathy LeMay Speaking Topics

  • The Space Between Philanthropy & Humility

    These days, philanthropy is all over the headlines: billionaires, celebrities, and folks from all walks of life are stepping up to tackle some of our most pressing social issues. It's an unprecedented global effort galvanizing people's time, treasure, and talents to change the course of human history. Indeed, philanthropy has become a part of our global lexicon and our evolving human consciousness. But what does it mean to have an emerging third sector whose success depends on its separation from the characteristics that propelled traditional forms of business
    • namely ego, personal pride, and traditional definitions of achievement? In this presentation, Kathy LeMay discusses how the elevation of humility, meaningful service, and profound commitment to the greater good can help philanthropy transform the globe.

  • The Calm in the Storm

    When a prominent pastor from North Carolina argued that gays and lesbians should be rounded up and put behind an electrified fence to die out, Kathy LeMay refused to be poisoned by his words and others like them. Called "the calm in the storm" of the fight for gay rights, she urges her audiences to dispel their anger
    • right as it may be
    • and instead focus on empowering themselves and other marginalized individuals. "It's not what people say to you but how you respond to them that defines who you are," she says. Heralding this hopeful and humanitarian message, she insists that the gay community has an obligation to promote all human rights
    • not simply gay rights
    • and ought to use its social and political leverage to do so.

  • Unleashing the Change Agent Within

    These days the news is filled with stories and headlines about philanthropy: big names, big causes, big wallets. We read about Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, and giants of industry giving away 50% of their wealth to charitable endeavors. Amid this, what is the role for the rest of us? Raising Change president and The Generosity Plan author Kathy LeMay will inspire your audience to unleash within themselves their unique skills and capacities to change the world. You don't need to be a millionaire to make a difference!

  • Voice, Activism & Money: Women Creating the World We Know is Possible

    There is lots of talk about what it will take to end poverty, cure illness, and create a fair world. What, though, will it take to make change that will last? Author Kathy LeMay will share stories of women throughout the United States and the world who have created a formula for success by combining their voices, activism, and money to create a better world. LeMay's unique style of speaking will help your audience discover how they can bring together their voice, skills, talents, and resources to create change across the world or in their own backyard.

  • Going from Success to Significance

    Years ago, a colleague of Kathy LeMay's said, "After a great and productive career, I thought: Is this it? I knew then I was ready to go from success to significance." What does it mean to live a significant life? How do you know if your life has a positive and powerful impact on the lives of those around you: family, friends, neighbors, and strangers? LeMay will share stories of people who have chosen lives of significance and how their lives have become more abundant and prosperous with deeper connections and less stress. Learn today how you can live a deeply significant life through heartfelt generosity.

FAQs on booking Kathy LeMay

  • How to book Kathy LeMay?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kathy LeMay for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Kathy LeMay, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kathy LeMay or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Kathy LeMay?

    Booking fees for Kathy LeMay, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kathy LeMay, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Kathy LeMay?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kathy LeMay for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kathy LeMay for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kathy LeMay or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kathy LeMay or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Kathy LeMay is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Kathy LeMay for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Kathy LeMay generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Hugh Evans, Sheryl WuDunn, Malaak Compton, Victoria Rowell and Dr. Tererai Trent. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kathy LeMay for an upcoming event.

Kathy LeMay Speaker Videos

  • Money Does Not Own You - Kathy LeMay
    Kathy LeMay is the founder, president, and CEO of Raising Change, Inc., which helps organizations raise capital to advance social change ...
    2017 Ready to Work Event: Kathy LeMay

Kathy LeMay Speaking Topics

  • The Space Between Philanthropy & Humility

    These days, philanthropy is all over the headlines: billionaires, celebrities, and folks from all walks of life are stepping up to tackle some of our most pressing social issues. It's an unprecedented global effort galvanizing people's time, treasure, and talents to change the course of human history. Indeed, philanthropy has become a part of our global lexicon and our evolving human consciousness. But what does it mean to have an emerging third sector whose success depends on its separation from the characteristics that propelled traditional forms of business
    • namely ego, personal pride, and traditional definitions of achievement? In this presentation, Kathy LeMay discusses how the elevation of humility, meaningful service, and profound commitment to the greater good can help philanthropy transform the globe.

  • The Calm in the Storm

    When a prominent pastor from North Carolina argued that gays and lesbians should be rounded up and put behind an electrified fence to die out, Kathy LeMay refused to be poisoned by his words and others like them. Called "the calm in the storm" of the fight for gay rights, she urges her audiences to dispel their anger
    • right as it may be
    • and instead focus on empowering themselves and other marginalized individuals. "It's not what people say to you but how you respond to them that defines who you are," she says. Heralding this hopeful and humanitarian message, she insists that the gay community has an obligation to promote all human rights
    • not simply gay rights
    • and ought to use its social and political leverage to do so.

  • Unleashing the Change Agent Within

    These days the news is filled with stories and headlines about philanthropy: big names, big causes, big wallets. We read about Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, and giants of industry giving away 50% of their wealth to charitable endeavors. Amid this, what is the role for the rest of us? Raising Change president and The Generosity Plan author Kathy LeMay will inspire your audience to unleash within themselves their unique skills and capacities to change the world. You don't need to be a millionaire to make a difference!

  • Voice, Activism & Money: Women Creating the World We Know is Possible

    There is lots of talk about what it will take to end poverty, cure illness, and create a fair world. What, though, will it take to make change that will last? Author Kathy LeMay will share stories of women throughout the United States and the world who have created a formula for success by combining their voices, activism, and money to create a better world. LeMay's unique style of speaking will help your audience discover how they can bring together their voice, skills, talents, and resources to create change across the world or in their own backyard.

  • Going from Success to Significance

    Years ago, a colleague of Kathy LeMay's said, "After a great and productive career, I thought: Is this it? I knew then I was ready to go from success to significance." What does it mean to live a significant life? How do you know if your life has a positive and powerful impact on the lives of those around you: family, friends, neighbors, and strangers? LeMay will share stories of people who have chosen lives of significance and how their lives have become more abundant and prosperous with deeper connections and less stress. Learn today how you can live a deeply significant life through heartfelt generosity.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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