About Mike Rusch

Based in Downtown Bentonville, Arkansas, Mike is the Chief Executive Officer at Pure Charity, a nonprofit dedicated to building world class technology solutions for Nonprofit Organizations, Individual Fundraising, and Community Advocacy.

Mike currently serves on the Board of Directors for Help One NowMercy House GlobalCanopy Northwest Arkansas99 Balloons@HopeMob, Laundry Love, and Serve Northwest Arkansas.  

Prior to Pure Charity, Mike worked for Nickelodeon, The Walt Disney Company, Hershey Foods, and served in the US Marine Corps. Mike is a husband of 22 years, father of 4, a lover of a great story, and never too far from a fly-fishing river.  

...waiting with a shovel

Today is November 14th, and honestly I thought our little girl would be home by now…

I believe our house is just plain in a position of “stuck.” Actually, maybe not stuck, sinking in “stuck.” We are stuck in a hole and our only tool seems to be an anxiety shovel that we can’t stop using.

Another whole week has passed and that little square phone in my pocket that holds every song I own, tracks airplanes in mid-air and can tell me to turn on 502 State Street in Erie, Pennsylvania to find a Starbucks DID NOT tell me and CAN NOT tell the one precious thing I want to know.

…not a moment goes by without wondering if the phone that is ringing to get our attention is holding the only news we really care to hear…a voice saying “your court date is…”

…until it does we stand, we wait and hold tightly onto that shovel.

I freed a thousand slaves but I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves

Another One Bites The Dust