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Welcome To Passionaries

Discover the Passionaries among us, every day individuals who noticed areas of need within our communities and tackled these issues head on! Through her two motivational books, Passionaries and The Gift of Passionaries, Barbara Metzler welcomes you to a new generation of social entrepreneurs. This website provides resources for volunteers and anyone wanting to make a difference.


Share these great passionaries’ stories and pass on their power to your family, friends and people at work. Together, we can change the conversations around the dinner tables and water coolers to “What are you passionate about that is making a difference.”


Whether you’re a fresh or experienced volunteer, a philanthropist or a nonprofit organization, explore this site to learn, connect and inspire Ripple effects for years to come.


Your positive energies can change our world. Get involved today, and pay it forward!

Welcome to Passionaries

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Barbara Metzler about "Passionaries."

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Click here to view a video from Betty Mohlenbrach.

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