From Our Founder

I thought my job in the business world defined my life. I was passionate about what I did, setting goals and reaching them, and about building relationships staff and customers. But just like that, it all came to an end. “My services were no longer needed." I was 65 with only a few years left before I retired and all of a sudden my world was shaken, and I returned to service and faith as a foundation.

In my reading, I came across the statement that one of the Cardinals whispered to him as he realized that he had enough votes to become Pope: “Don’t forget the poor!” This statement shook me. And thus, the Live Greater Foundation mission was born.

I have spent most of my life “forgetting the poor” and now, I am inspired to work, a day at a time, to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and care for the sick.

Retirement is a funny thing. Live Greater is the start of a new chapter for me and a new story that is being written. I ask you to join me in this endeavor, to not forget the poor, and to make a tremendous impact on our brothers and sisters who suffer in the world.

Twenty years ago, I would have laughed if someone said this is what I would be doing in my retirement. I conclude with a grateful heart and sincere invitation for you to join me in this journey.


Dick Montgomery
Live Greater Foundation