Jewish Press of Tampa

Victim of hate to bring message of healing here

Mindy Corporon

Mindy Corporon

When her father and oldest son were murdered by a white supremacist on the campus of the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kansas, it changed Mindy Corporon’s life forever.

Now, Corporon, whose family is not Jewish but were still targeted by a man intent on killing Jews, will be guest speaker at “Elevate You,” Congregation Schaarai Zedek Sisterhood’s winter fundraiser.

The program will be on Monday, Jan. 10 at 10:30 a.m. in-person at the temple and repeated at 7 p.m. that day on Zoom. Corporon also will meet with Schaarai Zedek’s religious school students on Sunday, Jan. 9 and attend the fundraiser’s “Mingle with Mindy” patron party that evening.

The theme of Corporon’s speech will be “Make a Ripple, Change the World.” An entrepreneur, author, former CEO, daughter, wife, and mother, Corporon will share her inspirational story of the way a major tragedy changed her life from guiding people financially to helping people find space to learn about their differences and discover commonalities.

The author of “Healing a Shattered Soul” (2021) and host of the podcast “Real Grief-Real Healing with Mindy Corporon,” since the April 2014 murders of her father and oldest son, she has become an expert in grief and healing.

Corporon established the Faith Always Wins Foundation to fulfill her mission of encouraging understanding and kindness between people of different faiths and promoting dialogue for the betterment of the world through kindness, faith, and healing.

Corporon is also a co-founder of Workplace Healing (workplacehealing.com), which implements her vision of changing our corporate culture to include a path for heart-based conversations. “Life disruptions touch every human. Our co-workers have the unique ability to be part of our healing strategy when they know what to say and when to say it,” she said.

Elevate You is open to the community. Tickets start at $54. More details and ticket information can be found at www.zedek.org/elevate. Sponsorships are also available and help support Sisterhood’s many projects.

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