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.  

a gift from a friend...

A little over a year ago, Seth scribbled some words to commemorate another year of my life (my birthday). A year later I am still working through the deep waters of those words. As the time of year came again, Seth slide an envelope across the table to me at lunch one day. In the small print of his own hand, he imparted a blessing and a charge.

I am forever grateful...

Let’s come clean together, wash free tobacco ash, the souring spilt smell of the boozy night. Like children, let’s come clean, like children who bathed at the old mill’s river run, down by where the water wheel turns and turns, and turns, drowns any hope of different water. Let’s wake to a new baptism; the only water is where we are.

...read the rest of "Coming Clean" at SethHaines.com

The Want of Peace