The United Way of Northwest CT held its 13th annual meeting on Jan. 25. The luncheon guest speaker was Robert Egger, non-profit advocate and founder of the D.C. Central Kitchen. His remarks urged non-profit orginazations to always strive to go beyond service toward empowerment. He cited his goal early on in Washington DC was not just to feed the hungry people in line for food but to reduce the size of the line. Mr. Egger also spoke about the new look of philanthropy among generation Z. One way young people will engage in philanthropy is by HOW they spend their money. Companies that practice social responsibility and community service will be rewarded with market share: a new dynamic is emerging and there is great opportunity for non profits to respond with creative partnerships and ideas. I was inspired and I'm going to pick up Mr. Egger's book "Begging for Change." It was a great luncheon. Thanks United Way for bringing Mr. Egger to Torrington.