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“Having devoted much of his life to the causes of philanthropy, Manny’s vibrant spirit and giving heart are an inspiration to all those blessed enough to know him. He is a leader of change, communicating his passions and good doings to those around him while simultaneously encouraging others to share his cross. Without Manny, Samaritan’s Feet International would be without one of its greatest advocates and champions. I continue to be impressed with his gift to communicate his passion and love and with his ability to transform and ignite others in the room.”

Clarke D. Allen | Clarke Allen Events and Author of The Inevitable Box

“Manny’s charisma, infectious personality, and giving heart are as large as the number of people he is touching around the world through his Samaritan’s Feet International. Our audience was truly touched and actually made the commitment that morning, after his inspirational presentation, to host events in Memphis. We have already hosted two, washing the feet and providing new socks and shoes to over 600 kids in our community. Manny is a catalyst that can light up a room and set fire to hearts, creating a movement! He is a perfect example of how one person can lead by example and start a movement that touches millions by acting locally yet thinking globally.”

Jeremy Park | President, cityCURRENT

“Manny is an incredibly gifted communicator. His story is not only an inspiration, but leaves you wanting to do something, to act. He is all about movement and change! As a company, our mission is to lead a movement of change in our industry, corporate cultures and communities. We invited Manny to speak at a vision conference we were having for hundreds of our sales leaders. He nailed it! He reinforced the pillars of our organization; excellence and servant leadership. He knew the audience and captivated them with his humor, emotion and motivation. As an organization, we want to consistently put courageous people in front of our employees who model, and inspire, a life of service. Manny exemplified this perfectly.

As a result, many of those who were inspired by Manny have decided to partner with Samaritan’s Feet, or other organizations, in their own communities, give financially or have simply been made aware of how they can be change agents locally. We accomplished exactly what we set out to do!”

Chris Allen | Chief Talent Officer, Movement Mortgage

“Inspirational. Motivational. Heartfelt. These words, and many other positive ones, describe the positive feedback we received from our 4-H Congress delegates and their chaperones about Manny’s appearance with us. It was a great pleasure for us to be able to include him in this year’s event. Manny’s story about receiving a gift of shoes as a young boy and it making a huge difference was inspiring. Even more inspiring was Manny’s encouragement for every young person attending the conference to believe in his or her dreams, reach for the sky, and to never give up. Young people today need to hear this message!”

Brad Cogdill | Chair, Center for 4-H Youth Development