Let us be open to those beyond our small corners;
Let us be generous, giving more than what we can spare;
Let us laugh and play, and keep moving forward; and
Let us work together, with love and respect, to improve the world.
As a Crossroads International volunteer to Lesotho in 1975, Randy Pepper witnessed firsthand the power of volunteer cooperation to effect lasting change in the world. The experience changed his outlook on the world and guided him in his many years of support and volunteer service. Randy was a fervent supporter of volunteer cooperation and the difference it could make in communities overseas and also in the volunteers themselves.
Crossroads International is pleased to launch The Randy Pepper Legacy Fund to commemorate former Board member, Crossroader and friend Randy Pepper. As we mark the 5th Anniversary of Randy’s death, we are proud to continue his legacy in volunteer cooperation.
With proceeds from Randy’s estate and the generous support of his peers, this Legacy Fund will provide vital program matching funds to ensure that volunteers can be at the heart of every Crossroads project.
Randy’s friends and colleagues at Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt have set a bold target to match his contribution to ensure a lasting legacy for Randy.
Looking back, I see that being born in Canada was a huge gift. It has also been a blessing to travel and explore the beauty of this world; it’s given me a sense of magic, of mystery. Loving and being loved has sustained me. Laughing a lot has lifted my spirits. Living without regret or grudges has made me happier. Working to make the world a slightly better place has given me a higher purpose… Being open to adventure has reduced my fear of the unknown. This life’s last awesome adventure beckons. -Randy Pepper, 2014