Faith Fayman Strong
|Faith Fayman Strong|
Kansas City, Missouri
|🏫 Education||Stephens College, University of Colorado|
|Author, activist, and philanthropist|
|Notable work||The Glories of Sobriety, The Glories of Aging|
Faith Strong is an author, activist, and philanthropist noted for her contributions to Alcoholics Anonymous, The Hunger Project, and New Directions for Women. She is the author of six books.
Faith Fayman Strong was born in 1922 in Kansas City, Missouri. Strong's formal education included Stephens College and the University of Colorado.
Workshops and Activism
A wealthy heiress due to her family's involvement in oil in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Strong became involved in a variety of philanthropic causes. In her early adulthood, Strong became a major contributor to The Hunger Project, a global organization committed to ending world hunger. Strong's partnership with The Hunger Project led to her increased interest in empowering women to create self-reliant communities. Strong traveled to Senegal to meet her West African partners, aiding those who wanted to begin a micro-credit program for their own and neighboring villages.
A recovered alcoholic of many decades, Strong was also influential in Alcoholics Anonymous, and founded Creating a Sober World, a project that led to the establishment of the first Alcoholics Anonymous organization in the Soviet Union in 1986. She was instrumental in creating the first Twelve-Step program for pill addiction in La Jolla, California in the sixties.
Strong was a founding board member of New Direction for Women, a drug and alcohol rehab and detox treatment provider offering services for women, pregnant women, and women with children, and has donated over $3 million to their cause.
After becoming an ordained minister in 1997, Strong created a divorce blessing ceremony called Mending the Broken Circle, which was featured on Fox News in July 2001.
Strong is the author of six books, including Boundaries That Keep Us from Living the Words We Are One (Xlibris, 2013), The Glories of Sobriety (New Directions for Women, 2010), Distractions That Keep Us from Being Who We Are & Doing What We Really Want to Do, and The Glories of Aging (Monarch Beach Publishing, 2017).
- Coker, Matt (December 15, 2016). "Meet the 94-Year-Old OC Oil Heiress Who Has Anonymously Given Away Her Fortune for Decades". OC Weekly.
- Murrah, David. Oil, Taxes, and Cats: A History of the DeVitt Family and the Mallet Ranch. https://www.amazon.com/Oil-Taxes-Cats-History-DeVitt/dp/0896724603?tag=everybodywikien-20: Texas Tech University Press. p. 260. ISBN 9780896724600. Search this book on
- "The Hunger Project 2013 Annual Report" (PDF).
- Twist, Lynne (2003). The Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationship With Money and Life. W. W. Norton & Company. p. 328. ISBN 9780393329506. Search this book on
- Parks, Michael. "Alcoholics Anonymous : Soviets Try Proven Cure for Drinking". LA Times.
- "Founding Board Member Faith Strong Surpasses $3 Million in Donations".
- "Mending the Broken Circle".
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