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The good Cornellians can do: Rodo Sofranac ’71

Rodo Sofranac '71 and others volunteer

"The more you give, the more you get," says Rodo Sofranac '71. "All my community involvement really revolves around paying it forward."

Rodo came to the United States as a child, from former Yugoslavia. He says this experience influenced him in many ways, and inspires him to continue giving back in his communities. Rodo has served as the first executive director of Phoenix Habitat for Humanity, a teacher, Cub Master, and more.

"I actually started my more significant outreach efforts during my junior year at Cornell," he says. "I saw a posting for being a Big Brother and tutor for a sixth grader at one of Ithaca's elementary schools. This opened my eyes not only to community needs but my motivations. The rest, as they say, is not only history but a continuing journey of sharing gratitude."

Cornellians around the globe are sharing how they do good in communities big and small. Share your own story.